CF64 4HA

Little Green Westra Dog Boarding and Cattery in Dinas Powys, Cardiff
21 January 2024

Why is Kennel Cough so Important?

Kennel Cough is legally required by the Council 

As pet lovers we understand the importance of providing our furry companions with the best care possible. This includes making sure they are up to date on all necessary vaccinations and protecting them from any potential health risks. When it comes to boarding dogs, one health concern that should not be overlooked is kennel cough.

Kennel cough, also known as canine infectious tracheobronchitis, is a highly contagious respiratory infection that can affect dogs of all ages and breeds. It is most commonly seen in places where dogs are in close quarters, such as boarding facilities, dog parks, and grooming salons. The infection is caused by a combination of bacteria and viruses, making it difficult to treat and prevent.

The symptoms of kennel cough include a dry hacking cough, sneezing, nasal discharge, and lethargy. While these may seem like minor issues at first, kennel cough can progress into pneumonia if left untreated. This can lead to serious complications for your dog and even result in death in severe cases.

Not only is kennel cough harmful to the infected dog, but it can also spread quickly to other dogs in the same facility. This puts all boarded dogs at risk and can create a larger outbreak if not properly contained. As responsible pet owners, it is our duty to ensure the well-being of not just our own pets but other animals as well.

At our boarding facility, we take the prevention of kennel cough very seriously. We require all dogs to be up to date on their vaccinations before entering our facility and regularly disinfect all common areas to minimise the risk of transmission. We also recommend annual booster shots for added protection against this potentially deadly illness.

We understand that some may view kennel cough as an inconvenience or unnecessary expense when it comes to boarding their dogs. However, we urge you to consider the consequences of not taking proper precautions against this infection. Your beloved companion's health should always come first, and by ensuring they are protected from kennel cough, you are providing them with the best care possible.

In conclusion, kennel cough is a serious health concern that should not be taken lightly. Its highly contagious nature and potential to cause harm to our furry friends make it a top priority for any boarding facility. We urge all pet owners to stay vigilant and take the necessary steps to protect their dogs from this preventable illness.

Little Green Westra Limited

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Situated in the lanes of Dinas Powys between the common and St. Andrews Major Golf Course (now Foot Golf and Driving Range).

Little Green Westra, Dinas Powys, CF64 4HA

(+ 44) 7921399301