Is your dog coughing or sneezing?
If so, please make sure to let our staff know. Allergy season is upon us, but we have also been made aware of a few reports of kennel cough and it can be hard to distinguish the difference! To continue to be as proactive as possible we ask you to notify staff if your dog is displaying any symptoms.
Please do not bring any sick or symptomatic pets into the shop.
Spring is just around the corner and we are all looking forward to warmer weather and the beautiful budding blooms! We would like to remind you that along with these wonderful things, Spring can also bring seasonal allergies and minor viral conditions such as kennel cough for your pet.
At Pet Spas and Suites, we sanitize our facility daily, we have the air ducts cleaned on a regular basis, and we have a 24/7 fresh air system to help minimize the presence of irritants and contagions. We also require up to date vaccinations for all of our daycare, boarding, and grooming pets.
However, because kennel cough is a highly contagious airborne illness, even with all of these precautions it is difficult to absolutely prevent it from occurring. We highly recommend that your pet have an updated Bordetella vaccination a minimum of 7-10 days before bringing them anywhere other dogs might be. To date, out of the hundreds of dogs that have visited Pet Spas and Suites for daycare, boarding, or grooming in the last few weeks, we have had just 5 reported cases of kennel cough.
We are diligently doing everything we can to prevent any further cases, and we ask that you do your part as well. If your dog is coughing or sneezing please keep them home and don’t allow them to have any contact with other dogs. Although kennel cough is usually a relatively minor respiratory illness for most dogs, it’s very important to do your part to stop the spread. We will not charge any fees for cancellations due to suspected cases of kennel cough and we ask that you let us know as soon as possible if your pet becomes symptomatic after spending time with us.