We hope you had an amazing summer! Personally, I am sorry to see it winding down with the unofficial end to summer, Labor Day weekend upon us. Along with ticks and mosquitos and other pet-related worries, this is a peak season for Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease (CIRD), which is more commonly known as “Canine Cough”. Our vet tells us that there has been a recent increase in cases, and in fact we have had a small number of cases here at Love My Doggy Day Care over the last month. It is critical that all of the dogs that participate in activities here at Love My Doggy Day Care are current on their vaccinations. The immunization for CIRD is called Bordetella, because the bacteria most often found in dogs with CIRD is Bordetella bronchiseptica. But we do want to let you know that this is not full-proof. Even with the vaccination, your dog can still get CIRD – just like when you get a flu shot, you can still get the flu. It depends on which strain of CIRD is present. Please read the attached Canine Cough Fact Sheet, for your reference. It will tell you a little bit about the condition, its treatment, and the Love My Doggy Day Care policy associated with it. And of course, please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions at any time. If you do notice a cough in your pup, we recommend you see your veterinarian, and we’d also greatly appreciate a call letting us know if your dog is suspected of or confirmed with having CIRD.
All our best for a safe, healthy, and fun end of the summer season! And thank you for choosing Love My Doggy Day Care!
Canine Cough FACT SHEET