I’m sure you all are aware of the spread of respiratory illnesses in the dog community. Dogs may exhibit sneezing, nasal discharge, difficulty breathing, lethargy (low energy), a fever, and possibly vomiting. The illness can progress very quickly, and you should seek immediate care if you see any of these signs. A cough may start out sounding like kennel cough, but can lead to a severe, hemorrhagic pneumonia, which can be deadly.
- It is very important that if your dog isn’t feeling well, DO NOT BRING THEM TO SDOC. And do not bring any other dogs from the household to SDOC.
- Do not use communal water bowls.
- No dog to dog interactions.
- Do not share toys or leashes.
- Feel free to bring your own crate.
- If you use SDOC crates, bring your own mat, and spray or wipe down the crate with disinfectant before and after use.
- Report an infected dog immediately to the president (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- You must self-quarantine all dogs in the household for two-weeks after symptoms have ceased.
If you miss classes that you are enrolled in because of a sick dog, please let the head instructor know. SDOC will refund the class fee if you have attended just two class. If you’ve attended more than two class, you’ll receive a prorated refund.