Kennel Cough

Could my dog have Kennel Cough? Kennel Cough is the common name for Infectious Bronchitis in dogs.  It is a highly contagious disease which can affect any dog, of any breed, shape, size or age.  Like influenza in humans there are many varieties of the disease.  It can pass more easily in areas where there are more dogs, (dog shows, training classes, pack walks, or boarding kennels) which is why it has earned the common name Kennel Cough. You will realise your dog is unwell as dogs which have picked up Kennel Cough develop a very dry hacking cough which can last for several weeks.  As w...
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Dogs and summer weather

Staying cool When the sun comes out usually there’s an increased number of outdoor activities, playing in the park with children, and of course our furry friends. When you’re slapping the high factor sunscreen on your children and yourself don’t forget that animals can also suffer from sunburn, dehydration and overheating. Here are a few hints and tips to help keep your dogs safe in any warm weather: Take your walks and playtime in the mornings and evenings when the temperature is cooler.  This helps avoid your pet overheating.  Make sure not to exercise after feeding. ...
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