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At the top of our minds this holiday season (and, well, pretty much every season!) is the health and safety of our guests.

Just as with humans and the flu, a rise in cases of canine infectious respiratory disease complex (CIRDC) occurs regularly during the winter months. 

The majority of dogs that contract CIRDC will experience mild symptoms (coughing, sneezing, runny nose and/or eyes) that resolve without complications and be back to their former lovable shenanigans in 7-10 days.

Health Update:

Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease

Given reports of rising cases of a flu-like illness in dogs in various parts of the U.S., our staff is on high alert to any sign of symptoms in dogs visiting our kennel. 

We've also included supplemental disinfecting protocols to our kennel cleaning schedule.

We'll be staying on top of news & developments and will continue to actively monitor and update you with any changes!

We're no strangers to managing the spread of contagious illnesses here at Passage East.

Because an increased risk of sharing germs unfortunately comes with the territory of having cute dogs play together, it's our responsibility to take every measure we can to keep them happy & healthy.

Steps we take every day to protect our furry friends:

- Strictly enforcing our vaccination policies.

- Thoroughly disinfecting and sanitizing personal and shared dog space throughout our facility daily.

- Utilizing UV air purifiers indoors.

- Staying vigilant & quickly isolating dogs showing symptoms.

- Requiring clearance from a vet before any exposed or symptomatic dog returns to Passage East.​​

As always, when it comes to health, we encourage you to consult with your vet regarding your dog's individual medical needs & risk factors (i.e. age, breed, preexisting conditions) and to follow their recommendations.

And don't forget... if you see something, say something!

If you notice your dog experiencing any coughing, sneezing, or runny nose, please keep them home and away from other dogs as well as letting us know if they've been here recently (this is true all the time, but it bears repeating!).

Because the incubation period for this variety of respiratory illness is generally 3-4 days after exposure, we often don't witness dogs showing symptoms during their visits and rely on reporting from our customers to help us identify issues if and when they arise. ​​

For more educational reading material, this articlefrom the American Veterinary Medical Association is very helpful.

Thank you as always for your invaluable help and understanding!

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