Harsh dry cough
This may be prove distressing and may lead to retching of froth and mucus. The cough can last several weeks
Density of Reports
The map shows the density of confirmed cases of Kennel Cough for the past three years.
This is not necessarily an indication of what areas the disease is more prevalent in, as the data captured by these labs is likely to be a small proportion of the suspected number of dogs that might be affected by the disease.
This is, however, an indication that this disease is present in the UK and if vaccination rates drop, we are likely to see an increase in the number of dogs being affected by this dangerous disease.
Speak to your vet about how to make sure your dog is protected against Kennel Cough
The map shows the relative proportion of PCR-confirmed canine bordertellosis cases by region, submitted to SAVSNET-participating veterinary diagnostic laboratories over the last 3 years. Grey regions are areas where no data is available. Recognition of the disease often depends on in-depth diagnostic testing of appropriate cases and more. The data underlying these charts is supplied by SAVSNET at the University of Liverpool (www.liverpool.ac.uk/savsnet). All charts and interpretations are those of MSD Animal Health.
How is it spread?
Canine infectious tracheobronchitis is transmitted by coughing, sneezing or nose-to-nose contact. The disease can spread rapidly and can last up to six weeks.
Prevention and Control
Vaccination is typically the best way to protect dogs against major causes of kennel cough, especially for dogs kept together in close proximity who are especially at risk. To protect against kennel cough, a vaccine can be given. This vaccine is given via the dog’s nose to maximise protection. Dogs can sometimes sneeze after this vaccine.
If your dog has been affected, isolate them and avoid contact with cats.