Kennel Cough

I thought I would share some information about kennel cough:

As I offer a great alternative to kennel's which is pet sitting - where I stay in your home - where most animals are more relaxed in there own environment and they get that one to one loving, cuddles and time. Also your home is not left empty - safe and secure.

  • Kennel cough is a respiratory infection caused by a number of bacteria and viruses

  • It is not usually dangerous and normally clears up without treatment within a few weeks

  • Apart from your dog coughing, the infection is unlikely to make them feel ill

  • But puppies, elderly dogs and those with existing medical conditions can be susceptible to complications from kennel cough, such as pneumonia

  • Kennel cough has an incubation period of two to 14 days

  • A kennel cough vaccine is available and is often required for a stay in kennels where the highly-contagious infection can spread easily.

Best thing to do is go straight to your vets and get some antibiotics that can kill the Bordetella bacteria.