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Canine Cough

".. a broad term covering any infectious or contagious condition of dogs, where coughing is one of the major clinical signs."

At the Vet

What are the Symptoms?

  • Coughing or Hacking (may sound like they have something stuck in their throat)

  • Runny eyes/nose

  • Wheezing


How is it Contracted?

  • Airborn or Direct Contact (eg. while sniffing other dogs on walks, playing with other dogs)

  • Sharing items (such as water bowls, toys and surfaces)

  • Some dogs may be more susceptible


Reminder- Canine cough is not manufactured in a kennel, it is delivered there!

Veterinarian with Dog
Veterinarian with Dog

Important Info

Bordetella is the equivalent of the common cold or flu. Just like sending children to daycare, kids can come home with some sort of illness, because they are around so many other children. 

Most dogs fight it off with their own immune system, however some may need antibiotics or a cough suppressant.

Always contact your vet if you are concerned about your pet

Even though we require all dogs to have the bordetella vaccine, it is similar to the flu shot in that there are different strains and the vaccine is not 100% effective. 

There is an incubation period of 7-14 days, this airborne virus is something your dog may be exposed to when taking your dog anywhere dogs go, including walking trails, veterinary offices, dog parks..etc. 

Bordetella LOVES humidity! So the spring and fall are often the times when the virus will flare up.

Your Dog's Safety 
is our #1 Priority! 

Every guest at our facility must have the Bordetella Vaccine, and we follow strict cleaning protocols to limit the spread of viruses! 

We do everything humanly possible to avoid having the virus spread but due to how it is transmitted (airborne within fluid such as a sneeze, drool or a lick) it can be a daunting task and absolutely NO reflection on the cleanliness of our boarding facility! 

If your dog is exhibiting any symptoms of Canine Cough, please keep them home until they are feeling better! 

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