Kennel cough (Bordetella) is a very common and highly contagious upper respiratory tract infection affecting dogs (and occasionally cats). It is most prevalent in the summer months and is very easily passed on when large groups of dogs share a mixed air space, in particular at boarding kennels.

Kennel cough causes a sore throat and cough which in most dogs is self-limiting and will resolve without treatment. If the coughing is severe then a course of antibiotics may be required.

A vaccine is available against kennel cough which will reduce the chances of your dog catching the disease and it must be administered two weeks before arrival at the kennels. This vaccine is in addition to your dog's regular booster injections. It is not compulsory to have the kennel cough vaccine in order to board at Candidacasa, but if you wish to consider the kennel cough vaccination please speak to your vet.