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New Canine Respiratory Illness

As you may have seen, there is a new Canine Respiratory illness in the area. I wanted to let you all know we are taking steps to prevent the spread of this illness, First and foremost, if your pet is not feeling well, please remember you can attend class via Zoom!

Here are the signs and sypmtoms to look for with this new illness.

RED FLAGS AND SYMPTOMS The unknown respiratory disease and kennel cough have similar symptoms, but there are key symptoms that pet parents should look out for that are cause for concern. “Dogs who have kennel cough are fairly energetic, maybe they’re like 10% off, but they still raring to go, they just cough more but the dogs that we would really be worried about would be the low energy lethargic, not eating well,” Neeson said in an interview.

Neeson asks that pet parents refrain from panicking about the disease, and instead urges them to monitor their pups behavior, breathing and eating habits. Symptoms to look out for: Low energy Coughing No appetite Lethargic Nasal discharge Trouble breathing, short rapid breathing If your dog is experiencing any of these symptoms, Neeson highly recommends taking them to the vet as soon as possible.

SAFETY PRECAUTIONS These are few of the safety precautions that Neeson suggests pet parents should take to help lesson the chance of their dog getting sick:

Make sure your dog is up to date with vaccinations, including the vaccination against Influenza.

Avoid off-leash areas (dog parks, any place other dogs may frequent).

Avoid boarding your pets in daycare if possible.

Avoid any interactions with unknown dogs, no nose-to-nose contact.

If your dog is experiencing any kind of cough, keep them at home an away from other dogs.

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