Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.
Kennel Cough or Canine Cough is most commonly caused by a germ called Bordetella. It is a virus that affects your dog’s upper respiratory system and is spread easily from dog to dog. It is airborne transmitted meaning that the virus is released into the air when a dog’s sneezes or coughs. It can also be transmitted from direct contact (nose to nose) and contact with surfaces contaminated by the affected dog’s saliva or nasal discharge.
Common areas for your dog to “catch” kennel cough is at:
Multiple dog households
Veterinary clinic visits
Typical signs of Kennel Cough are:
Dry hacking cough (sounds like honking)
Thick yellow or green discharge from eyes or nose
Retching or sneezing
To help prevent Kennel Cough, an annual vaccine for Bordetella can reduce the severity and provide protection. If your noticing symptoms, please contact your veterinary professional.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective June 5, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.
1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!
2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE
Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
3. OPERATING HOURS
Starting June 8, we are available to serve you and your pets during the following hours:
Monday to Friday: 7:30 am - 8:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm Sunday: CLOSED
NEW PET OWNERS
Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!
- Your dedicated team at Spryfield Animal Hospital