Both dogs (JRT 14 and lab 6) went to kennels last weekend. Today both have started sneezing and have runny noses. They're not coughing at all. Both eating fine, energy levels fine. I'm hopefully taking them to the vet tomorrow, but does anyone know what this could be?
We are supposed to be looking after a friend's puppy in a couple of weeks (could be postponed a week though). Any advice about this? Thanks.
My dog started with kennel cough a week ago and we are getting a puppy at the beginning of September. I asked our vet and she said 14 days from onset is enough to isolate, so getting the puppy then will be fine. Does this sound too optimistic? The puppy will be 8 weeks old when we pick her up. Does anyone know what we should do? Can we vaccinate the puppy?
Never crossed my mind to worry about it until I saw this!
See how they go, but any sign they are acting out of sorts and I'd advise a trip to the vets.
Both mine had KC earlier this year and my younger dog developed a chest infection, despite not having obviously severe symptoms. Elder dog clearly had the same virus, but was over it much more quickly and it hardly bothered him at all.
Dogs with kennel cough are still infectious whilst they cough which as Daisy has said can be for up to 6 weeks. I absolutely would not bring a puppy into an environment with an active kennel cough as it s most serious for the very young and very old.