We are closely following the news about the Mystery Illness in dogs.
The University Of New Hampshire my have identified a pathogen that has infected dogs across the country. It could be a new type of bacterial infection that is good at evading the canine immune system.
Early symptoms are cough, runny eyes and sneezing. It may progress to pneumonia.
The general recommendation is to avoid dog parks and other places with unknown dogs and keep your dog isolated if they are showing and signs of illness. Make sure your vaccinations are up to date.
Our General Protocol:
We have strict vaccination requirements and monitor symptoms and contact owners with any information of exposure.
We have a thorough cleaning schedule in place already because we work with puppies that have not completed all of their vaccines. The floors are cleaned with a virucide before day camp and puppy classes.
Make sure your dog is current on vaccinations (Bordetella & Dog Influenza as recommended by your veterinarian). Some vaccines do not protect against all variants but minimize the symptoms. If your dog has symptoms isolate from other dogs. Contact us and your vet as soon as possible and keep them out of class.
No Dog Park/Health Policy: To ensure a risk-free and safe environment puppies in our Puppy Kindergarten classes and Puppy Camp should not go to high-risk areas where they may be exposed to viral diseases or parasites that can be spread to the other puppies. This means dog parks or dog daycare or dogs that attend these venues. (even if your puppy has completed all their vaccines). To learn more, please read the statement from the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior regarding puppy classes and vaccines: AVSAB Position Statement On Puppy Socialization.
Vaccines: Required vaccines: Distemper/Parvo Combo, Bordetella recommended. Puppies can start kindergarten, daycare, and social play at 9 weeks of age, after the first round of vaccines (must be administered at least 7 days before the start of classes). Please bring your vaccine records with you on your first day of training or social play.
319 NE 45th St., Seattle 98105