Health Updates


Required vaccinations:  Distemper combination (DHPP), 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 so talk with your Vet about the appropriate time frame to be given before boarding.  Please discuss with your Vet of the risks, effectiveness,  and side effects of vaccines.

         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!
 
               Health Update for December 2018 
*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*.  Health update is provided to you by our observations of any illness and/or fellow pet parents that report any signs of illness upon the pet returning home from the Resort. If any Health concerns are listed, the date of exposure and warning will be removed 10 - 14 days after initial illness observed or reported if no further cases are confirmed.   This Health Update does NOT include Grooming or Training services due to the nature of the services (visit time and exposure).  It is the Parent responsibility to view the Health Update on an ongoing basis.  

Boarding:  

We have observed all  guests have been healthy and no reports of illness.

~ If your dog is sensitive to change and prone to having change of bowels, please consider speaking to your Vet about preventative care for your pet.

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 Due to the nature of upper respiratory infections, we cannot take in pets that are exhibiting coughing, sneezing, and/or eye discharge and will need an Owner or caregiver to come and pick up any pet that is coughing or showing signs of upper respiratory congestion.  We know this is an inconvenience to the Parent, but a necessary part of keeping our other guests healthy.  http://www.oscarspetresort.com/policies.asp  Once or twice a year we see strains of coughing/colds pass around Lancaster.  We do our best to keep our Boarding & Daycare clients educated if we hear or see any dogs becoming ill with coughing symptoms.  Dogs can be carriers and not show symptoms, therefore passing the illness to other dogs unknowingly.  If you visit any pet store, vet office, dog park, local dog events, and any pet care facility, your dog is at risk.   No vet bill will be reimbursed for any contagious illness due to the nature of contagious dog illnesses.

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Daycare:  The dogs have been healthy. 

 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.

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Articles for further information and symptoms: 

Hot Spots
http://www.pethealthnetwork.com/dog-health/dog-diseases-conditions-a-z/hot-spots-dogs 
    
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 Canine Influenza
If you are having any concerns or questions regarding whether to vaccinate your dog against the 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 upper respiratory symptoms and/or lethargy. 
 
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        Canine Cough "Doggie Cold" (Bordetella bronchiseptica, parainfluenza, and mycoplasma) is a highly contagious upper respiratory illness in dogs. Please DO NOT bring your dog into the Resort if experiencing any upper respiratory symptoms of coughing, nasal/eye mucous discharge.    
 
  
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Eye Conjunctivits 
http://pets.webmd.com/dogs/dog-discharge-from-eye 
    
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Canine Papillomavirus
 
 
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 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 or oral 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. 
 
We provide your pet a flea check upon entry and exit with a flea comb.  Please be mindful that if a dog is infested for a long period of time we will often see fleas on the body.  Otherwise if it is a recent infestation, we are able to thoroughly comb your dog with a flea comb and may find flea dirt and fleas.  We will then treat with a flea bath immediately.  Thank you for having your pet on flea control!
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  Ear Infections  
 
 
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     Intestinal parasites
 
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 Feline Calici
 
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                Giardia 
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 abnormal stool.    
 
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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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HOURS OF OPERATION:
MONDAY-FRIDAY:6:30am - 6:00pm
SATURDAY:9am - 12pm, 4pm - 6pm
SUNDAY:11am - 12pm, 4pm - 6pm
Boarding drop-off/pick-up times vary. Please see our policies for details. Fees may apply at certain times.