Kennel Cough

Pet Kennel Cough

Learn more about pet kennel cough below.

Kennel Cough

Pet Kennel Cough in Surry Hills NSW

The name Kennel Cough covers a few different viruses that cause the highly contagious air-borne respiratory illness.

Symptoms vary from mild to severe with some dogs experiencing a slight cough to others getting a chest infection and becoming quite sick.

Anywhere that has a dense population of dogs are considered high risk areas, such as parks, kennels, and training groups.

The most common signs are:

  • A “Honking” cough, like the noise a goose makes.
  • Lethargy
  • Nasal discharge
  • Fever

Vaccination protects against Parainfluenza and Bordetella – the two most common causes of Kennel cough, however, there are others out there.

Because there are several viruses out there that can cause Kennel Cough, any pet that has symptoms, we recommend performing a test to identify the cause so we know how best to tailor the treatment for the best results.

Kennel Cough can resolve on its own if your dog has just a mild case, however, if you notice that your puppy is coughing more often than not, and any other signs mentioned above we highly recommend a vet consult so we can help relieve the cough, and check for any signs of chest infection

At Vets on Crown we only offer injectable Kennel Cough as we find that many dogs really dislike the intranasal one and it creates a bad experience for your little one when coming to the visit us.

At Vets on Crown we vaccinate against Kennel cough at both the 2nd and 3rd vaccination. (C5) and then each year.

Kennel Cough vaccines are often a requirement for boarding kennels, daycare, and other areas where there are groups of dogs together. If you are planning on boarding your dog anywhere you will need to ensure your pet is vaccinated at least 14 days prior to them boarding.