Canine Upper Respiratory Tract Infections

Attention Pet Owners! It is the season for canine upper respiratory infections and we have seen several cases the past couple of weeks. There are many different viruses and bacteria that can cause clinical signs and they are highly contagious. Clinical signs include coughing (soft to loud honk), gagging, repeated swallowing, sneezing, and ocular discharge. Some may vomit after a coughing spell, become lethargic, and lose their appetite. If you notice any of these signs, please contact your veterinarian. Dogs that show clinical signs should avoid any public areas including dog parks, daycare, boarding, and grooming salons for 2 weeks AFTER clinical signs resolve. This will help reduce the chance of spread. If you have any further questions or concerns, please contact us.

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