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Q. How often should a dog get a kennel cough vaccine?

A. If your dog frequently goes to dog parks, grooming centers, doggie daycare, or is boarded often, the vaccine should be given every 6 months. If your pet stays home and only goes for walks with you, it may be okay to do it once a year, but I would discuss the interval with your veterinarian and see what is recommended in your area.

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AMY S. EUTSEY, DVM

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