Kennel Cough is a dry, retching, 'honking' cough that affects dogs of all ages. It can last for weeks and is very hard to treat effectively. No one who hears a dog with kennel cough will ever forget the experience. Last year an estimated 40,000 cases were seen by vets in the UK alone.
Is your dog at risk?
Every dog is at risk, however healthy. Despite the name, a recent survey suggests that less than half of outbreaks arose in kennels. Your pet is as likely to encounter the disease in common circumstances such as:
- The park
- The street
- At dog shows
- In training classes
- From next door's pet
. . in fact any place where dogs meet.