At Riverview Grooming, we are deeply committed to the health and safety of our furry friends. In light of the recent outbreak of a mysterious respiratory illness affecting dogs, we are implementing enhanced safety measures and want to provide you with important information about the virus.
Understanding the Mysterious Respiratory Illness in Dogs
Veterinarians across the U.S. have reported an increased number of dogs presenting with a respiratory illness, varying from mild infections to severe pneumonia. The exact cause is still under investigation, but it's believed to be highly contagious among dogs.
How Worried Should I Be?
Recent reports about the respiratory illness affecting dogs can be concerning. It's natural to worry about the health and safety of your furry family member. However, at Riverview Grooming, we believe in taking informed and proactive measures rather than giving in to fear.
Understanding the Risks:
The illness is a concern, but not all dogs will be affected.
Vigilance about symptoms and maintaining good hygiene and health practices are essential.
Our Safety Measures:
To alleviate concerns, we've enhanced our safety protocols.
Introduction of UV air sanitizers and stricter cleaning procedures.
These steps significantly reduce the risk of pathogen spread in our facility.
Keeping up-to-date with symptoms and the latest developments is essential.
If you notice any signs of respiratory illness in your pet, consult your veterinarian promptly.
Symptoms to Look Out For
The primary symptoms to watch for include cough, sneezing, nasal discharge, eye discharge, fever, and difficulty breathing. In severe cases, it can progress to pneumonia, requiring intensive care.
Diagnosis and Treatment
Diagnosing this illness can be challenging, as many tests often return negative for known pathogens. Treatment varies based on severity, with mild cases possibly resolving without intervention and severe cases requiring hospitalization.
Riverview Grooming's Proactive Measures
Prescreening at Check-In
As a precautionary step, we're initiating a prescreening process at check-in. This will help us ensure the health of every dog entering our salon.
If your dog is showing any of the following symptoms, please reschedule your grooming appointment: