Kennel Cough Alert
Kennel Cough Alert!
We are currently seeing a very high level of Kennel Cough in Islington.
Kennel Cough is a highly contagious disease which spreads between dogs via droplets- like human colds. It causes a dry, hacking, retching cough, with a runny nose. It is irritating for your dog and secondary infections can be a risk in older, younger or otherwise unwell animals. The signs can hang around for several weeks and your dog shouldn’t mix with others during this time.
Some dogs benefit from treatment with anti-inflammatories and if there is secondary infection antibiotics may be required (we don’t recommend them for simple cases).
A vaccination is available. It’s safe and takes 72 hours to work. Unfortunately if your dog is in the incubation period it won’t be effective.
Call us on 020 7272 3354 to book an appointment.