*ATTENTION ALL CUSTOMERS*
Starting in the middle of August of this Summer we have had several dogs come down with Coughing symptoms. We continue to track and reports of dogs coughing and continue to notify Boarding clients of concerns and new reported cases. Two (2) cases had nasal swabs done and Vet reported Parainfluenza was the agent causing their coughing.
As of October 5th (1) report of a dog coughing upon going home. She was boarded September 27- Oct. 1st. Vet testing for Bordetella or Parainfluenza. Dog is coughing with no fever, good appetite, and normal energy.
As of October 9th (2) dogs (same family of 3 dogs) came down with coughing symptoms upon going home after being here week of Sept. 27th. One of the dogs was already on antibiotics so treated for symptom relief. No fever and normal appetite.
As of October 18th (1) one boarding guest came down with coughing after boarding here week of Oct. 9th. No fever and normal appetite. Placed on antibiotics.
All other guests that have come down with symptoms started coughing at 7 - 10 days after exposure (so the incubation period has been approx. 7 -10 days until the dogs started showing any signs or symptoms). All dogs with symptoms of the current strain of this "cold" are demonstrating fair/good appetite, active, and no fever, with the exception of the Brachycephalic breed demonstrating lethargy and suppressed appetite. Please discuss any questions or concerns to your Vet about the "failure" of protection from the Bordetella, Parainfluenza, and/or Canine Adenovirus-2 vaccine. We will continue to check in with each guest to ensure all are returning to good health and keep all customers updated.
We are continuing to be diligent of our disinfectant protocols and thank you for being patient with us as we are making every attempt to reduce our guests exposure without having to close operations. We understand we are not alone in fighting this Cold season in Lancaster and we are asking our guests to kindly avoid visiting high risk areas (i.e. dog parks, kennels, daycare, groom shops, or vet hospitals (unless for treatment)) to help reduce the spreading of the Cold this season. Please talk with your Vet if you have a high risk dog and consider keeping your dog at home if appropriate.
Due to the nature of upper respiratory infections, we cannot take in dogs that are exhibiting coughing and will need an Owner or caregiver to come and pick up and dog that is coughing while here. 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
Daycare: All dogs have been healthy the last 2 weeks.
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.