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Useful information and resources

We hope you will find some of the following information useful. The staff at Halesgarth are always happy to help with any questions you have about your pet, including health and training.

Kennel cough

Kennel cough is a highly contagious disease of the dog’s respiratory tract. Dogs of all ages can be affected and signs include a harsh, dry, convulsive cough – very much like whooping cough in humans. Kennel cough is passes from dog to dog via airborne droplets and by direct nose-to-nose contact. Dogs are at risk whenever and wherever they gather together – at boarding kennels, shows, training classes, in the park and even the vet’s waiting rooms. Once the disease has started little can be done; you simply make the animal comfortable and try to control the cough with antibiotics and cough medicines. 

Prevention is better than cure

Halesgarth kennels request all staying animals to have had the kennel cough vaccine. If for medical reason this can not be admitted then with a vets certificate we will take the animal but separate from the rest of the boarders. Vaccination is highly recommended and gives protection for a full twelve months . Please consult your veterinary surgery for more information.

As Kennel Cough is a live vaccine we insist on a 14 day clear period from vaccination to coming to board, so if coming in say 15th August and not already covered the vaccine must be done BEFORE 1stAugust.