Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.
Kennel cough is a complex set of contagious respiratory causes that can be viral, bacterial, or both. It causes inflammation of a dog’s respiratory system leading to a tracheitis (inflammation of the breathing tube), bronchitis (inflammation of the lungs) and other breathing system abnormalities. It can best be compared to anything from a chest cold to pneumonia in humans.
Symptoms of kennel cough:
Persistent dry cough with a “honking” sound
Coughing up white foamy phlegm
Causes of kennel cough.
Dogs can catch kennel cough in several ways.
It can spread through aerosol in the air, directly from dog to dog, or through germs on contaminated objects (toys, water dish)
Highest risk is dogs that have spent time in an enclosed area with poor air circulation, including kennels and animal shelters.
“Most kennels will require proof of vaccination against parainfluenza and Bordetella, two of the main causes of kennel cough.”
Who is more prone to kennel cough?
Dogs who have frequent contact with other dogs, especially in enclosed areas.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 4, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.
1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!
2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE
Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call 506.857.4271. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
3. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours:
- Monday to Friday: 7:30 am - 6:00 pm - Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm - Sunday: CLOSED
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!