Infectious Tracheobronchitis caused by Bordatella bronchisepta is more commonly known as Kennel Cough. Kennel Cough is a highly-contagious upper respiratory disease of dogs similar to Whooping Cough in people (caused by Bordatella pertussis). Disease caused by Bordatella is usually self-limiting, however complications can occur when there are multiple agents within the disease. Uncomplicated Kennel Cough is not a deadly disease and usually lasts about 2 weeks in duration. Complicated Kennel Cough can last up to 6 or even 8 weeks and can require medications.
We recommend vaccinating high-risk pets. High-risk pets are those who frequent groomers, boarders, pet-parks, training classes and other areas where contact with other pets are common. Most of these types of facilities will require that your pet be vaccinated before you bring them. Please check with your desired facility to determine their requirements.
Our protocol includes vaccinating pets as young as 9 weeks of age with one booster 3-4 weeks later. Previously vaccinated pets only require a single booster yearly.