Health Updates


Do not forget to get your pooch a 2017 Dog License  Your pet is subject to a $75 fine if the PA State Dog Warden inspects us and your dog does not have a license.

Required vaccinations:  Distemper, Rabies and Bordetella.  If your pet has expired Bordetella, or just vaccinated with Bordetella, it must be given at minimum 3 days prior to a visit if intranasal and 10 days prior to visit if injectable.   Canine Influenza vaccination is highly recommended, and is a 2 series injection.  Please  have the canine influenza vaccination completed 3 days prior to any daycare and/or boarding service. 
You play a very important role in keeping our facility "healthy".  Keep your pet up-to-date on his/her vaccinations and know the proper vaccination schedule. Do NOT bring your dog into the Resort if he/she is experiencing any symptoms of coughing, clearing of the throat repeatedly, nasal discharge, eye discharge, upset stomach, or diarrhea.  You would not send your child to school sick so please keep your furkid home if he/she is not feeling well.  We will check your dog for fleas upon check in and will notify you if your pet has fleas and a plan for treatment.  Thank you!
Please read the articles below for more information regarding contagious illness.               
               Health Update for August 2017 
*Symptoms are defined as "Contagious" if we have Vet diagnosed communicable illness or observations of multiple pets coming down with similar symptoms, whether through direct or airborne contact*

Boarding:  On Thursday, Aug. 17th a young guest demonstrated upset stomach (yellow bile) and could not keep food down, no change in affect, no fever, and normal stools while boarding overnight with us.  Treated by Vet for dehydration and possible stomach virus.

On Thursday, Aug. 17th a guest arrived and shortly after arriving staff observed she was coughing significantly.  The guest was removed from the Hotel and isolated until the Owner could come and pick up.  The Vet did confirm Canine Cough as a diagnosis.  Her symptoms were coughing, no fever, and normal affect.  She is was treated with cough suppressant and antibiotic.

 We are watching diligently with the heat for any signs of dehydration as well as keeping dogs ears/coat dry after swimming and water activities.  Parents must be responsible for their water loving dog's ear and coat condition before arriving (i.e. inform us know if they have matting concerns anywhere on the body, chronic ear infections, or high risk of hot spots!)  

Daycare:  One report of a dog having hook worm parasite.  One report of a dog having tested for round worm parasite.  Our staff continue to observe the guests stool looking for any signs of intestinal parasites.  Please continue to have your dog's stool tested on a regular basis per your Vet's recommendation.  Any guests testing positive for intestinal parasites must stay home until treatment and negative stool sample is complete.  Thank you!

 PLEASE parents be diligent to keep your dog home if experiencing any eye or nose discharge or coughing (clearing of their throat).  If ill with any of these symptoms parents must keep their dog home from daycare for two weeks.


 Please call to inform us if your dog leaves Oscar's Pet Resort and starts exhibiting any symptoms or illness. We really appreciate it when you assist us with keeping our Health Update accurate and up to date.
Articles for further information and symptoms: 

Hot Spots 
*If you are having any concerns or questions regarding whether to vaccinate your dog against the Canine Influenza, please contact your veterinarian. Oscar's Pet Resort is NOT making the Canine Flu vaccination mandatory for this season. We are instead asking you to consult with your vet in making this decision AND to educate yourself about Canine Flu symptoms. Please DO NOT bring your dog to Oscar's Pet Resort if he/she is exhibiting any symptoms. 
        Canine Cough "Doggie Cold" (Bordetella bronchiseptica, parainfluenza, and mycoplasma) is a highly contagious upper respiratory illness in dogs. Please call with any questions.    
Eye Conjunctivits 
Canine Papillomavirus

Information on Fleas.  A lot of customer's have had questions regarding chronic problems with Flea Control on their dog.  Please talk to your vet regarding the best topical flea control product. 
Please keep your pet up to date on Flea & Tick control. We do not accept Flea collars as a form of flea control. You must have your pet on a topical Flea control program. 
  Ear Infections  
     Intestinal parasites
*Information on Feline Calici  (What it is and symptoms).
               *Information on Giardia (What it is and symptoms).
The indoor play yards are disinfected nightly and the outdoor play yards are disinfected nightly when temperatures reach above freezing.  Please read the article below for additional symptoms of Giardia. PLEASE do not bring your dog for daycare and/or overnight boarding if your dog is having diarrhea or not feeling well.  The staff at Oscar's Pet Resort clean up feces as soon as they see it. 

Clipper Alopesia
Before you have your dog shaved down for the Summer, please read the information in this article.  We do not recommend shaving the undercoat on any dog due to the possibility of causing permanent damage of the coat's appearance.  Please talk with our Groomer before deciding if shaving your dog's undercoat is appropriate or not.

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