Bordatella (Kennel Cough). What You Need to Know

The summer is upon us here in Jackson Hole! We are very excited to be offering our great services to our local and visiting dogs. Because we are welcoming to so many dogs of varied shapes, sizes and home towns, we thought this would be a good opportunity to talk to you about preventative measure we take and you can take to keep your dog happy and healthy all season long.

Things to note:


  • We sanitize and disinfect the kennel daily, often multiple times a day. This includes floors, toys, play equipment and yards. All of our cleaning products are safe for pets. This limits the amount of shared bacteria.
  • Dogs are natural carriers of parasites, viruses, and bacteria. They can also carry fleas, ticks and lice.
  • We ask that ALL dogs staying or playing to be current on vaccinations for Rabies, Parvo, Bordatella (kennel cough), and canine parainfluenza. This limits the amount of spreadable disease through prevention.
  • Most veterinarians recommend vaccinating against Bordatella (kennel cough) every 6 months, especially if your dog is often in contact with other dogs.
  • Social areas such as the Dog Park, Day Cares, Snake River Levee, Cache Creek, or the neighbor’s dog can all be ways that your dog can catch viruses, parasites and bacteria.


Things to look for:


  • If your dog seems very itchy – check for fleas, ticks or lice. We offer lice removal baths and also preventative treatments.
  • If your dog is coughing regularly or dry heaving. This may be an indicator of Kennel Cough, or dog flu. Your veterinarian may prescribe an antibiotic to speed up recovery time.
  • If your dog is acting lethargic and has a general lack of normal energy. They may have a virus or other bacteria that may require additional attention.


*In all these instances – discontinue social interaction and contact your veterinarian.


We care for you dog as if it were our own. Their safety and wellbeing is our top priority. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns about your dog.