Dublin pet owners warned after kennel cough outbreak at popular dog park

By Aakanksha Surve

Pet owners have been warmed after an outbreak of kennel cough has hit a Northside park.

Clontarf locals have been asked not to walk their dogs in St Anne's Park if the pooches are exhibiting symptoms of the illness.

Kennel cough, also known as canine infectious respiratory disease, is an upper respiratory infection affecting dogs.

The biggest symptom of kennel cough is a persistent and forceful cough which often sounds like a goose honk.

Other symptoms include sneezing, a runny nose, or eye discharge.

Kennel cough is a highly contagious disease and if you think your dog might have it, you should isolate them from other animals and call your vet.

You can also get a kennel cough vaccine at your vet to prevent your dog from catching the illness.

A warning on LoveClontarf.ie Facebook page reads: "We received a message this weekend, noting an outbreak of kennel cough in St. Anne's dog park.

"Kennel cough is highly contagious among dogs, so we encourage anyone who visits the park to not bring their furry friend if they have symptoms (strong cough with 'honking' sound is the main one).

"A kennel cough vaccine can also be administered to your dog once a year, so consider this at your next vet appointment."

For the latest news and breaking news visit dublinlive.ie/news.

Get all the big headlines, pictures, analysis, opinion and video on the stories that matter to you.

Follow us on Twitter @DublinLive - the official Dublin Live Twitter account - real news in real time.

We're also on Facebook/dublinlive - your must-see news, features, videos and pictures throughout the day from the capital.

Get the latest breaking news to your inbox by signing up to our free newsletter.


What is inkl?

Important stories

See news based on value, not advertising potential. Get the latest news from around the world.

Trusted newsrooms

We bring you reliable news from the world’s most experienced journalists in the most trusted newsrooms.

Ad-free reading

Read without interruptions, distractions or intrusions of privacy.