Critter Information

One of the reasons you are asked for your pet’s vaccination records …

is Infectious Canine Tracheobronchitis or more commonly called Kennel cough.  It is a very highly contagious respiratory disease among dogs and, as the name suggests, it is typified by inflammation of the trachea and bronchi. It is found throughout the world and is known to infect a very high percentage of dogs at least once during their lifetime. It is also medically referred to as tracheobronchitis and Bordetella.

Symptoms include:

  • Dry hacking cough
  • Retching
  • Watery nasal discharge

Young puppies, pregnant females and older dogs can suffer the most severe complications because of under developed or decreased immune systems.

Generally, exposure comes from contact during boarding or dog shows where large populations of dogs are in somewhat confined quarters.

Please keep your pet’s vaccinations up to date and allow at least 14 days between your pet’s vaccinations and boarding to allow the vaccinations to take effect.

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