You may have heard news reports about the spread of an unknown respiratory illness affecting dogs in many U.S. states. So far, cases have been confirmed in Illinois, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, New Hampshire, Oregon and Washington. To date, Minnesota has not reported any infected pets.
In light of this, we want to emphasize the importance of keeping your pets healthy and safe. Experts recommend ensuring your dogs are up-to-date on all vaccines, especially those for canine influenza, Bordetella, and parainfluenza. Additionally, we advise the following precautions:
Limiting Contact: Reduce interactions with large groups of unfamiliar dogs, such as boarding and daycare, to minimize the risk of exposure.
Avoiding Sick Dogs: Avoid dogs showing signs of illness, such as coughing, runny nose, or runny eyes.
Keeping Sick Dogs at Home: If your pet is unwell, it's crucial to keep them at home and seek prompt veterinary care.
Water Bowl Caution: Refrain from using communal water bowls shared by multiple dogs.
At a time when you want to limit your dog's exposure to others, our private, in-home pet sitting services offer a safe alternative.
At Oh, Fur Pet's Sake, we understand the concerns surrounding the well-being of your pets. At a time when you want to limit your dog's exposure to others, our private, in-home pet sitting services offer a safe alternative. Know that we are watching all dogs for any signs of respiratory illness and are taking precautions between visits to ensure the health and safety of your pets.
If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact us. Your pet's health is our top priority now and always.
Thank you for entrusting us with the care of your furry family members.