Canine Cough is a very common and distressing disease that occurs dogs. It is a highly contagious disease of the dog’s respiratory tract. Dogs of all ages can be affected and signs include a harsh, dry, convulsive cough – very much like whooping cough in humans.
Canine Cough is Ireland’s most widespread infectious disease in dogs. It is passed from dog to dog via airborne droplets – a case of ‘coughs and sneezes spreading diseases’ – and by direct nose to nose contact.
Canine Cough is sometimes referred to as ‘kennel cough’, but your pet is equally likely to encounter the disease whenever and wherever dogs gather together. This can include places like parks, grooming parlours, housing estates, walkways and beaches in addition to boarding kennels, shows or training classes and even in vets’ waiting rooms.
If your dog is likely to be in close contact with other dogs, you should consider having it vaccinated with a Canine Cough vaccine. Call in or phone us at Deise Vets Dungarvan for more information or to make an appointment.