Kennel cough: Does my dog need treatment?

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What is kennel cough?

Kennel cough is the common name for canine infectious tracheobronchitis, a highly contagious illness in dogs but that with a diagnosis and the correct treatment will be cured in a few weeks.

There are many agents that can cause the illness: the parainfluenza virus, bordetella bronchiseptica, type 2 canine adenovirus and mycoplasma. Although any one of these organisms can cause symptoms of kennel cough, in the majority of cases it occurs as a result of a combination of more than one of these things. Continue reading

Stress and Dog kennels

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At Gudog we are certain there is no better experience than to share your life with a dog. We are also aware the modern day lifestyle does not allow us to be with them 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Whether it be for work, holidays, airplane trips, places in which dogs are not permitted or simply situations that would not be comfortable for them.

It’s a reality that in any moment we could need someone to care for our four legged friend. Continue reading

Dog Kennels and the Alternative

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Finally, finally we have some time off work that we can enjoy spending with our family, friends and of course our beloved pets. Yet, sometimes you decide to take advantage of this couple of weeks off and travel. Travelling is great, isn’t it? Personally, Gudog team loves going on short and long trips, exploring new places and getting a taste of something new. And while many of us take our pets on vacation with us, sometimes the location or the distance makes the trip not so pet friendly. Alas, sometimes even impossible.   So what do dog owners choose when they have to leave their dog behind for a couple of days? Here are some things to consider to ease the transition when you need to board your dog.  Continue reading