Please be advised that Playful Paws Canine Services Inc. Daycare and Overnight Boarding will be voluntarily, temporarily closed effectively immediately for 2 weeks due to a highly contagious canine upper respiratory infection that has been seen in some Daycare Dogs and Overnight Boarders. Treatment is being started immediately.
Apparently this respiratory infection is rampid in the Orillia area at this time.
Please be advised that if your dogs is vaccinated for Bordetella (canine kennel cough) they can still catch this particular strain. I have had swabs taken by my Veterinarian this morning to see if they can determine the strain of this infection. It seems to have a short gestation period of approximately 3 to 4 days before coughing starts. I will keep everyone updated through Facebook when the results come in.
I urge you to keep an eye on your dogs for any signs of coughing or trying to hack something up. If this is evident please see your Veterinarian but advise them ahead of time of the symptoms so they can book an appointment at the end of their daily schedule.
Please Let’s all try to keep this infection to a minimum by limiting our dogs exposure.
Thank you for taking the time to read this.