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.
Summer Boarding season 2019 is here! We are seeing a few boarding guests that are experiencing stress from being away from owner & home and are exhibiting 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.
We have a guest who is showing signs of stomach upset and diarrhea this week. We are still being diligent to listen and be aware of any upper respiratory illness, due a recent number of cases that were seen.
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 care facility, vet office, dog park, local dog events, and any pet store, your dog is at risk. No vet bill will be reimbursed for any contagious illness due to the nature of contagious dog illnesses.
Daycare: We have had (2) reports of dogs coughing and clearing their throats, so have asked they stay home from play school for the next 2 weeks. A parent has reported a guest coughing from a visit on 8/1 and 8/5. A local Vet has reported swabbing for Mycoplasma and Parainfluenza as agents causing the coughing symptoms.
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.