2023 Nationwide Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease
As I am sure everyone is aware from the news – there is a new respiratory disease making its way across the U.S. There will ALWAYS be illness risks when your dog is around other dogs, similar to taking your kids to daycare. When it comes to kennel cough, we all know that a dog who has already been vaccinated can still carry kennel cough, can give kennel cough, and can get kennel cough because there are different strains. We do our part and require the necessary vaccines to protect them and the dogs who come in contact with them. BUT if you are looking for a 100% guarantee that your dog won’t get sick while being around other dogs, we can never guarantee that.
The same rules apply that have always applied if you’re bringing us your dogs – don’t bring us a dog who in any way is acting ill, make sure you are aware of the risks of boarding/grooming/any dog to dog contact, weigh your dog care options, and TALK WITH YOUR VET, if you have any concerns.
As always, we continue to implement strict cleaning protocols in between each dog, have an air exchanger and air purifier running at all times, and have strict vaccination policies.
A few key reminders:
- If your dog starts to show symptoms while at our facility, they MUST be picked up that same day. An emergency contact is a MUST for your dog to be staying with us.
- If you have any suspicions of any symptoms, absolutely DO NOT bring them. ex. coughing, hacking, nose/eye drainage, loss of appetite, lethargy, etc.
- We have a 2 week vaccination policy – meaning any vaccines administered before their stay must have been done a minimum of 2 weeks before staying with us. We will NOT accept them if they do not meet this requirement.
- We ask that your dogs stay home before visiting our facility and do not have them interact with family’s dogs, dog parks, doggy daycares, groomers, vets, etc. to keep the exposure down before their stay with us.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation!