Kennel cough is rampant among dogs of Ranchi. People are not aware and they are not vaccinating their dogs for Kennel cough and so some of the dogs especially Pugs, boxer and Labradors are having difficulty breathing and such dogs died of asphyxia.
Dogs may still eat as normal and have normal energy levels but they will have a persistent cough.
Dogs need to be kept isolated for at least a week after coughing has ended to avoid passing the cough onto other dogs.
How dogs get Kennel cough?? Dogs get kennel cough from other dogs. whenever dogs are kept close to each other in a close space, they contract the disease.
Pet owners are forced to keep their pets in dog hostel or boarding whenever they go outstation for a few days. So the disease is literally unavoidable. So what can be done to prevent our beloved dogs from getting the disease!! Only way is to vaccinate them against Kennel cough.Immunity is achieved 72 hours after vaccination. So it is advisable to vaccinate your dog before taking them to dog boarding hostel.
Two Types of Vaccination for Kennel Cough are Possible:
1. The vaccine is administered as drops into the nose (Nobivac Intranasal Kennel Cough Vaccine), which should be given at least 3 days before kenneling
2. As an injection (Canvac CCI), which should be given at least 5 weeks prior to kenneling if the first time your dog has been vaccinated or at least one week prior if a booster vaccination.