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Kennel Cough

It is reported that some dogs at SWKA have developed Kennel Cough, please be vigilant and if you suspect your dog has the virus please don't take it shows as your fellow exhibitors may have vulnerable dogs at home.

• Kennel cough is a respiratory infection caused by a number of bacteria and viruses • It is not usually dangerous and normally clears up without treatment within a few weeks • Apart from your dog coughing, the infection is unlikely to make them feel ill but puppies, elderly dogs and those with existing medical conditions can be susceptible to complications from kennel cough, such as pneumonia • Kennel cough has an incubation period of two to 14 days • A kennel cough vaccine is available and is often required for a stay in kennels where the highly-contagious infection can spread easily

Last Updated 30th October 2023