- Sasayama Appeal
- Tohoku Disaster
- How You Can Help
- Osaka ARK
- Tokyo ARK
- Articles (in Japanese)
- Feral Cat Problem (in Japanese)
- Newsletter Archive
- Pet Care
Kennel cough commonly occurs when dogs are brought together in groups i.e. dog shows, kennels, boarding centres and grooming shops. Kennel cough is not usually life threatening though it causes extreme discomfort.
The symptoms of kennel cough are harsh dry coughing and possible nasal discharge. The condition may last several weeks and may be fatal if not treated with basic antibiotics as it can lead to severe pneumonia.
A vaccine called Bordetella can be given either as an injectable form or administered nasally, which is much more effective.
Please note that you must wait at least a week to ten days after vaccination before bringing your dog to the places mentioned above.
|Our priority now is on housing the remaining 16 dogs from the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, many of whom have owners, but who are unable to take them back. The area (land) where the Earthquake dogs are now housed, has been rented for many years but now due to changing circumstances of the owners, is due to be returned to them. That means there is some urgency in building new kennels for them in Sasayama. Your continuing support is appreciated.|