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.
This past week we have seen healthy dogs and and a few cases of dogs having diarrhea. 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. Summer heat is here, so as we use pools, hoses and water to cool your dog, please remember to ensure your dog has tangles and matting removed from your dog's coat before entering the Resort and let us know if your dog is a high risk of ear or skin infections!
Due to the nature of upper respiratory infections, we cannot take in pets that are exhibiting coughing 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 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.
Daycare: All dogs have been healthy this month.
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.