'Very dangerous': Rural vets, dog groomers, boarding facilities warn of increased cases of canine flu

‘Very dangerous’: Rural vets, dog groomers, boarding facilities warn of increased cases of canine flu

Veterinarians, pet breeders, and pet hosting facilities in our area are warning of an increase in canine flu cases. We spoke to the owner of Rober Mountain Animal Hospital on Monday, who said it’s unusual to see cases of canine flu, and it can be very dangerous for some dogs. The risk is greater for dogs younger than one year old and those who are immunocompromised. Dr. Heather Gilliton also said that dog flu is very contagious and encourages pet owners to vaccinate their dogs to prevent severe illness. “It’s the difference between having minor signs and overcoming them without treatment or having pneumonia and needing to be hospitalized,” Gilliton said. Top Dog at Roper Mountain Road, which offers boarding, daycare, grooming and training, sent an email to clients. She says, “Because of reports of dog flu in Spartanburg and Greenville, we started ordering the flu vaccine for the dogs that get on board and clean up with us. We don’t expect people to be able to get it at the last minute, but it will join the rabies, distemper and Bordetella vaccines as the vaccine needed to get on our way. The Noble Dog Hotel also sent a message to customers about the recent outbreak and encouraged pet parents to get their dogs vaccinated. on July 25th and will remain closed until August 4th. 8 After confirming the case of canine influenza. The company has also canceled all boarding reservations through August 4. 1. Woodpoint said on Facebook it was shutting down for “cleansing and bleaching beyond our daily protocol.” Woodpoint said it will open its doors on August 3. 8. The work now also requires that all PlayCare participants be fully vaccinated. Symptoms to look for in your dog include cough, fever, fatigue, eye or nose discharge, and loss of appetite.

Veterinarians, pet breeders, and pet hosting facilities in our area are warning of an increase in canine flu cases.

We spoke to the owner of Rober Mountain Animal Hospital on Monday, who said it’s unusual to see cases of canine flu, and it can be very dangerous for some dogs.

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The risk is greater for dogs younger than one year old and those who are immunocompromised.

Dr. Heather Gilliton also said that dog flu is very contagious and encourages pet owners to vaccinate their dogs to prevent severe illness.

“It’s the difference between having minor signs and overcoming them without treatment or having pneumonia and needing to be hospitalized,” Gilliton said.

Top Dog at Roper Mountain Road, which offers boarding, daycare, grooming and training, sent an email to clients.

She says, “Because of reports of dog flu in Spartanburg and Greenville, we started ordering the flu vaccine for the dogs that board and clean up with us. We don’t expect people to be able to get it at the last minute, but it will join the rabies, tuberculosis and Bordetella vaccines as the needed boarding vaccine. us.”

The Noble Dog Hotel also sent a message to customers about the recent outbreak and encouraged pet parents to vaccinate their dogs.

Woodpoint Bed and Biscuit in Spartanburg PlayCare closed July 25 and will remain closed until August 4. 8 After confirming the case of canine influenza.

The company has also canceled all boarding reservations through August 4. 1.

Woodpoint said on Facebook that it has closed for “disinfection and bleaching beyond our daily protocol.”

“In addition, we have appointed a professional company that will place an electrostatic fog covering the entire facility,” the publication said.

Woodpoint said it will open its doors on August 3. 8.

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The work now also requires that all PlayCare participants be fully vaccinated.

Symptoms to look for in your dog include cough, fever, fatigue, eye or nose discharge, and loss of appetite.

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