Important Advice – Canine Influenza

While daycare reports are very rare we feel the need to mention this as we have heard from local vets that there is an outbreak at the moment.  If your dog is sick, please don’t bring them into Daycare, as they may be contagious and need rest.

Canine Influenza (a.k.a. Canine Cough or Kennel Cough) is a contagious, airborne virus, so if the dog that lives next door or down the street from you has it, your dog could be at risk.  The most commonly known places it can be caught are at dog parks and vet surgeries.

There is no major concern to be had if your dog is healthy and up to date with his C5 Vaccination.  The vaccine however, will not prevent your dog from getting Canine Influenza, but it will help fight it off quicker.

The main symptom of Canine Influenza is a deep ‘honking’ cough or a choking sound.  If you notice this, take your buddy down to the vet.  They’ll prescribe some antibiotics and recommend some rest, and it should clear up within a week or two.

Whilst Paddington Pups sees plenty of dogs, our comprehensive sterilisation program means that we are a low risk contamination area with the premises getting fogged regularly with an anti-bacterial, hypo-allergenic, food safe coating which kills germs on contact and doesn’t allow mould or mildew to grow.

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