All dogs staying with us are required to adhere to strict health requirements, which significantly reduces the chance of your dog being exposed to common contagious illnesses. “Kennel Cough” is a catch-all name for a variety of upper respiratory viral and bacterial infections that can be airborne or spread through saliva. Vaccinations are your first line of defense regardless of whether your dog stays at home, is only exposed to neighborhood dogs, or a busy kennel. Talk to your veterinarian for more specific strategies to protect your dog from these and other common illnesses affecting dogs.