Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Canine Health Update


    
Although canine "kennel" cough seems to be winding down, a gastrointestinal bug has been going around. It's like a 24 hour virus in humans.  It's not too serious in healthy adult dogs but is more of a concern in young puppies and senior dogs or dogs with compromised immune systems. 

The parasite Giardia is a big concern during the winter thaw because it survives the freeze-thaw cycle. 

Some simple things you can do to keep your pet 'bug free':

  • Don't let your dog eat tainted snow or drink from a puddle
  • When you bring your dog in from a walk along muddy areas, wash his feet so he doesn't ingest any critters if he licks his feet
Hopefully, we will keep our dogs healthy!





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