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Vet Diary - Facts About Kennel Cough

Did you know that wherever dogs meet, such as out on walks (even if there are no other dogs about at the time), training classes, boarding kennels or stray dog pounds, they run the risk of picking up Kennel Cough?

The name is a sweeping term for a highly infectious cough which can be caused by one of a number of bacteria or viruses, only some of which can be vaccinated against so a vaccinated dog can unfortunately still get "Kennel Cough".

Kennel Cough symptoms range from a mild, dry cough to a severe cough similar to whooping cough in children. Owners often describe a choking, as if there is "something stuck in the dog's throat".

In the worst cases, infection can spread to the chest causing pneumonia. Infected dogs can cough for weeks, and are highly infectious. If you suspect your dog may have kennel cough, you should isolate the dog and seek prompt veterinary advice.

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Christmas is coming!

Published 10/12/2018
It's that time of year again, when we try to raise funds to heat our kennels over the winter. This year it is even more important than ever. We have a whole new central heating system to install! Here is the beautiful ex-Stray Aid rescue dog, Toffee, who regularly volunteers in the Community with owner Lee Henderson, looking at one of our top raffle prizes. This is no ordinary C...…read more

Busy year!

Published 25/11/2018
Hi everyone We have such a lot coming up, we are out and about in the community trying to raise funds to upgrade our kennel heating system, and also to raise awareness of the plight of stray, unwanted and abandoned dogs. Our December appearances are as follows: Sat 1st Dec : Sainsbury's Sedgefield 10-6, Sainsbury's North Road, Durham 10-4, Sainsbury's Brandon 11-2 Sat 1st Dec: ...…read more

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