Vaccinations and Kennel Cough

For the health and well-being of our furry residents and staff – All dogs and cats who come into boarding with us MUST have been FULLY vaccinated, dogs must also have the additional Kennel Cough vaccine, at least 7 days prior to their stay with us.

As standard dogs are vaccinated against:

  • Canine parvovirus
  • Canine distemper virus
  • Leptospirosis
  • Infectious canine hepatitis.

The Kennel Cough vaccine provides additional cover against:

  • Parainfluenza virus
  • Bordetella bronchiseptica.

As standard cats are vaccinated against:

  • Feline Chlamydia
  • Feline Enteritis
  • Feline Flu
  • Feline Leukaemia

Kennel Cough – The Facts

Kennel cough is a respiratory disease which impacts dogs and is similar to the flu. The disease can cause coughing, high temperature, nasal discharge and in occasional cases pneumonia.

As Kennel Cough is HIGHLY contagious and airborne we insist all dogs in boarding and Doggy Day Camp have the additional vaccination and also recommend it for any dogs in Training Classes and Clubs. It is important to remember that dogs vaccinated against Kennel Cough can still catch the disease due to there being different strains, much like the Flu jab for humans!  However, the vaccination will greatly reduce the risk and spread.

Please explain to your vet that your dog comes to Boarding or Doggy Day Camp and they need to be vaccinated against Kennel Cough.

Can mypetstop prevent my dog from catching Kennel Cough?

Unfortunately not. No amount of supervision, sanitation, or personalised care can prevent a dog from “catching” an airborne disease. All that we can do is to recommend immunisation against Kennel Cough. We also refuse to take in any obviously sick dogs; we listen and watch for any signs of sickness, and make sure that any dog requiring veterinary attention receives it as quickly as possible. Also, in the event of an outbreak mypetstop commits to take every action to prevent further spread, e.g. closing facilities such as doggy day camp.