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!