We are aware of an outbreak of the Kennel Cough virus in the Wellingborough area, which may affect those who attended the Inter Club Match at the weekend. At this time we are not aware of any case of Kennel Cough in a dog that attended the Match.
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.
Could anyone unable to attend training due to their dog having Kennel Cough or having come into contact with a dog with Kennel Cough, please let us know as soon as possible using the email addresses given below or posting on our Facebook page. This will help us plan the lessons.