Kennel Cough is a highly contagious respiratory disease commonly contracted in places where large numbers of dogs congregate together (boarding, grooming, dog parks, doggie daycare, etc.). The hallmark sign of Kennel Cough is a hacking cough. Vaccination protects against Bordetella, the most common infectious agent to cause Kennel Cough. Some strains of Kennel Cough are caused by infectious agents other than Bordetella and in these cases vaccination does not prevent disease.
Dosing Schedule: The oral version of this vaccine is given to dogs as one dose every year. Alternatively, the injectable version requires two booster shots spaced 2-4 weeks apart, and one shot every year thereafter.