Canine Contagious Cough
Previously well known as ‘kennel cough’, Canine Contagious Cough ‘CCC’ is a highly contagious respiratory infection that is spread via air, water and even on our clothes.
This means that dogs don’t have to come into contact with each other to catch it, and in an island with a finite space and an ever increasing population of dogs it is something we need to take seriously. The main symptom of CCC is a harsh hacking cough, but we can also see discharge from the eyes and nose, fever, decreased appetite and lethargy. The majority of cases are mild, and signs usually resolve within 3-6 weeks, however in immunocompromised dogs the disease can progress to a more serious pneumonia and in puppies it can be fatal.
The best way to keep our island’s canine population protected is by using the available vaccines. We strongly recommend puppies are vaccinated before attending any puppy training classes, as well as all dogs that attend doggy day care or dog-walking services. Boarding kennels will generally require dogs to be vaccinated before their stay.
Prevention is better than cure. to discuss CCC in more detail or check on your dog’s vaccination status – get in contact with us via telephone or PetsApp.