IS YOUR DOG/ PUPPY vaccinated Against kennel cough?
We are urging pet owners to check whether their dogs' vaccinations are up to date, and if they are not, then to make an appointment to do this TODAY!!
Kennel cough: is an upper respiratory infection caused by a number of viruses/bacteria including:Bordetella bronchiseptica (airborne bacteria), Canine parainfluenza (virus) and Mycoplasma. It is not caught only from kennels(which many people think that is the only place they can contract the virus). It can be caught wherever dogs are in close contact with each other, so parks, training classes, kennels, busy walks etc.
IT IS HIGHLY CONTAGIOUS TO OTHER DOGS
More often than not, kennel cough is merely a symptom of another, much worse disease that your pet is suffering from. Kennel cough may be a result of underlying health concerns such as heart disease, periodontal disease, heartworm, parasites, throat growths, pneumonia, irritations, and allergies.
SIGNS: Dry hacking cough, retching, nasal or ocular (eye) discharge, lack of appetite, lethargy, fever and is sometimes described as having "something caught in his throat
Treatment: It can often be treated with a course of antibiotics, but can be prevented by vaccination. It is a vaccine which is given via the nose because of the way it works. Instead of producing antibodies in the blood, it produces a local immunity in that the antibodies are produced in cells lining the nasal cavity. This means they are ready to attack the bug when inhaled.
Also most boarding kennels request that dogs are vaccinated against this disease (at least 14days prior to stay) in order to reduce risk of spreading the disease.
In order to help prevent the spread of Kennel cough, we are offering you the Kennel cough Intra-nasal vaccine for the special price of £40.80. This vaccine protects against the BORDATELLA virus