Agility training tonight has been cancelled as we have had a suspected case of kennel cough reported. The dogs in question were at the Interclub match on Sunday so please keep an eye on your dogs.
If you paid by block payment, a credit for this week will be carried forward.
Kennel cough (the common name given to infectious bronchitis in dogs) is caused by various bacteria and viruses. Kennel cough is airborne and highly contagious. It can also be transmitted by bacteria spread by sharing toys or water bowls.
Keep a look out for the following general symptoms of Kennel Cough:
- A harsh cough – which will often result in a dog fetching up a frothy discharge after coughing
- Runny eyes
- General lethargy
Whilst some dogs will suffer the full symptoms, many others may only cough once – or not at all – these dogs will still carry the virus. If you suspect that your dog may have Kennel Cough, or you have been in contact with a dog who has the virus please DO NOT attend training. If your dog has Kennel Cough please do not attend training until 21 days after your dog has last coughed.
Our competing members should already be aware this is also the Kennel Club ruling that you agree to when entering a show.
There are many strains of Kennel Cough and even if your dog is vaccinated against Kennel Cough it will not be covered against all strains of the virus.
For further advice on Kennel Cough, please contact your vet.