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Why is the Kennel Cough Vaccine so important?

Kennel Cough is a highly contagious respiratory disease, most quickly spread in kennel, boarding and daycare environments. While highly treatable in most dogs, it can be severe in immunocompromised dogs and in puppies under 6 months of age. 

All commercial daycare facilities, kennels and boarders housing multiple dogs at a time require evidence of an up to date kennel cough vaccine to comply with relevant dog care licensing. In the event of an outbreak, all dogs showing signs of infection and any dogs that have been in contact with them must isolate for 14 days after the last symptom. For this reason, a KC outbreak (while rare if vaccinations are properly managed) can put services such as ours out of business for weeks at a time. 

For this reason - it is absolutely vital that the yearly KC vaccine becomes a part of your dog’s vet care.