You’ve probably heard by now that a new canine respiratory illness has been found in multiple states from California to Florida, the Pacific Northwest, and even into portions of New England. But what do we know about this condition and what steps can we take to prevent it from reaching the fur babies we love so much? Let’s find out…
What we do know is this- be cautious, not panicked! It’s important to focus on identifying areas of concern and being proactive with prevention. While little is known as to the exact origins of this condition, leading Veterinary experts have provided the following symptoms to watch for:
- Nasal or eye discharge
- Loss of appetite
While these symptoms can also be indicative of other issues as well, we encourage dog owners to stay in contact with their veterinarian to determine whether or not a trip to the vet clinic would be needed.
So how can we reduce the risk of exposure? Quite simply, avoid taking your dog to local dog parks, grooming facilities, or pet stores, and only consider boarding your dog at a public kennel if deemed necessary.
Since much of this new illness is indeed a mystery, research advised that it is not transmitted to humans or other species, so it appears that our feline and equine friends will not be affected, either.
At Silver Lining Herbs, part of our mission is to deliver education that helps people provide optimal care to themselves and their animals. We want you to be armed with knowledge that will help you make the very best decisions regarding the health and well-being of yourself and the animals that you love so much!
We’re on the journey with you, so please contact one of our knowledgeable Customer Care Specialists to learn more about how you and your animals can live the healthiest life possible!