Kennel Cough Outbreak

As you may have heard, there has been a recent spate of cases of Kennel Cough in the area. This happens once or twice a year in Helensburgh and it is nothing to be too concerned about. The cough is very infectious and spreads easily; however, the infection is very rarely serious. The cough can sound quite unpleasant but dogs with kennel cough are usually still bright and with a good appetite. Treatment isn’t always needed but can help to improve the symptoms.

Make sure your dog is up-to-date with their kennel cough vaccination, especially if they attend kennels, classes or dog-walkers where they are mixing with lots of other dogs regularly. If your dog is coughing please keep them away from other dogs. Get in touch if you are worried about your dog - we can provide advice or treatment as needed.