Kennel Cough Month
Due to the large number of cases of Canine Infectious Bronchitis ("Kennel Cough") that we diagnosed last year, we are trying to boost the level of protection in the canine population in the West of Fife for 2012. The above video shows you how awful Kennel Cough is and highlights the distinctive cough that is frequently associated with the disease.
Kennel Cough is a nasty and highly infectious disease caused by a virus that can develop to a bacterial infection of the airways in dogs. It was classically called "Kennel Cough" because it is characterised by a cough and often caught in environments that are populated with dogs (so kennels were common sources of infection). HOWEVER, most cases are actually not caught in kennels. The disease is so contagious that dogs can pick it up in the park, out with the dog walker, on the beach, in fact anywhere where other dogs have been.
Vaccination is easy BUT IT IS NOT INCLUDED IN YOUR PET'S NORMAL INJECTION. Kennel Cough vaccination requires an intranasal (up the nose!) spray of a tiny amount of vaccination. It lasts one year and offers a great deal of protection against the disease.
During June and July this year, we will be offering the vaccination for only £15. To make your appointment please contact your preferred Ryan and Calder branch. For more information on Kennel Cough please see our following downloads:
Kennel Cough Information Sheet
Kennel Cough Posters