About Kennel Cough

Is kennel cough contagious to humans?

on Jun 02

Absolutely! You have to remember that in general viruses are species-specific, meaning dogs get dog viruses, but bacteria on the other hand is not species- specific. Therefore, if your dog has a bad case of kennel cough there is no doubt that you can also “catch” an upper respiratory infection from your dog. Make sure […]

Can my other pets contract kennel cough?

on Jun 02

Absolutely! Again Kennel cough or canine infectious tracheobronchitis is an EXTREMELY contagious respiratory disease and is airborne spread. It is almost 100% certain that if one dog in your house contracts kennel cough, most likely it will spread throughout all of your pets.

Is the nasal vaccination or the injectable better for my dog?

on Jun 02

Both vaccines have been shown to be effective.

What are the risks of vaccination?

on Jun 02

The risks of the vaccination are similar to any other vaccine risk. Allergic hypersensitivity reactions can occur. If you find that your dog has excessive pain or facial swelling after the vaccination, contact you veterinarian immediately. Your pet may require some Benadryl or another antihistamine at this time.

How often should my pet be vaccinated against kennel cough?

on Jun 02

Canine parainfluenza, adenovirus, and distemper virus, the main viral causes of kennel cough should be given in 3 separate doses as part of the puppy series, then should be boostered annually. The Bordatella vaccine should be given in 2 doses for the initial set, and then boostered annually. However, some boarding facilities and grooming parlors […]

How does the vaccine work?

on Jun 02

Coming soon!

How effective is the vaccine?

on Jun 02

Coming soon with statistics!

What is Dog-Gone Cough?

on Jun 02

Dog-Gone Cough was formulated by veterinarian Dr. James St. Clair, while working in conjunction with a 20-year veteran industry leader in pet supplements. It was developed to help support dogs immune systems when put under increased stress. According to Dr. St. Clair he was frustrated that dogs who were vaccinated were still contracting kennel cough, […]

Should my dog get the Bordatella vaccine?

on Jun 02

Absolutely! Vaccination is one of our few defenses against kennel cough, and is especially important to administer to dogs who have contact with other dogs, whether that is at a kennel, daycare, park, or a friend’s house. Ultimately, your veterinarian will guide you on vaccinating against Bordatella, but if he forgets to mention it (since […]

What is an anti-oxidant?

on Jun 02

By definition an anti-oxidant is a substance that either slows or prevents the oxidative damage to other cells in our body. The oxidation reactions produce what are called free radicals which have been shown to damage other cells in the surrounding area. Anti-oxidants have been classified as “free radical scavengers”. This is why anti-oxidants can […]

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