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7th October 2008, 08:11 PM
vegas is 1 years old now and was wondering if he should get a vaccination for kennel cough i dont exactly now what it is but the vet has never mentioned it to me, it's just that i have noticed a few threads about it and would not like him to catch anything.

7th October 2008, 10:02 PM
There are many different forms of kennel cough and the vax only covers a certain number of these. I have all my dogs done every year when they are getting their booster. I foster dogs that come directly from the pound and they have brought various forms into the house (and my own have picked it up) but as far as I am concerned any immunuty you can give a dog the better than not giving it. I know that on at least one (if not more) occasion my lot have avoided it because they are vaxed.

The vet didn't mention it because it is not a standard vax (like the 7 in 1) but if you ever want to put your dog into kennels you are required to have them vaxed for kennel cough. I reccomend getting it done, but that is simpley my opinion.

8th October 2008, 07:32 AM
I fully agree with lorebringer :)

All mine are KC vacc'd every year. Mainly because we have alot of contact with other dogs/fosters and through our clubs etc.
Three out of my five have just had KC :( but there are mainy strains and obviously this time they didn't get their full protection (two did) BUT I'm sure through the course of the year with all the contact that we have had including other out breaks of KC they have been protected against other strains.
Any protection however small is better than nothing.

Kennel Cough is not nice for your dog or you.


8th October 2008, 08:55 AM
Just thought I should say, this vaccine doesn't last a year. Some vets will have different opinions, I've heard 6 or 10 months.

8th October 2008, 10:18 AM
I heard this too (6 - 10 mth) - you can get ones that last this long but as far as I know my vet gives one to cover a year. Bit like to flu vax in people!

9th October 2008, 07:26 PM
thanks for replies, i dont think vegas needs it just now but will keep in mind.