New Canine Respiratory Disease Alert: Stay Safe and Healthy!

Hello dear friends,

I’ve been following the development of this new mysterious respiratory disease. While it’s always a little worrying to hear about these things, know that we have seen the cyclical “outbreak” of respiratory disease every 2-3 years. Bacteria, viruses mutate, change, and evolve, and it’s only natural that we can see new patterns of diseases emerge every now and then. Know that we are here for you should you need any additional support for your pup.

I’ve put together some tips and recommendations to help keep your pups healthy and safe. 🐾

1. Mind the Crowd: If you can, try to avoid places where dogs gather in large numbers like daycare, dog parks, boarding facilities, and grooming salons. I know it’s tough, especially when our pups love socializing, but it’s a good precaution for now. πŸ•πŸš«

2. Foundation of Health: Keeping up with your dog’s microbiome, vitamin, and mineral levels is crucial. A healthy immune system is the foundation for fighting off infections! Swing by for a wellness check-up, and let’s chat about your pet’s diet and supplements to boost their individual health. πŸŽπŸ’Š

3. Probiotic Power: If your dog does need to be around other dogs or is going through a stressful time, consider starting them on a rotating variety of probiotics. Pop into the clinic, and we can help you select the best ones for your furry pal. 🦠

4. Ozone Therapy: Have you considered preventive rectal ozone therapy? It’s available as a technician appointment and can be a great weekly preventive measure. πŸ’¨

5. Essential Oil Shield: We can whip up a protective essential oil blend for your dog to use every day. It’s like a little fragrant shield of health! 🌿

6. Boosting Immunity: Supplements like Vitamin C, mushrooms, herbal tinctures and other immune boosters can be a big help. Let’s discuss the best options tailored to your dog’s needs next time you’re in. πŸ›‘οΈ

7. Prevention is Key: Of course, the best cure is prevention. But if your pet starts showing any symptoms, it’s crucial to treat early. Antibiotics haven’t been very effective against this particular illness, but we’ve seen good results with ozone therapy targeted at supporting the immune system and fighting off infections. πŸ’ͺ

Let’s all keep an eye out and do our best to protect our pups from this new respiratory disease. Remember, we’re here to help guide you through this and keep your four-legged friends as healthy as possible.

Here’s one article that I have read recently that presents good overall information:
(It’s interesting that they mention that this disease may have evolved from a component of dog microbiome – another testament that continuing to address microbiome health is crucial!)

I also made a video this week summarizing some of these key points, you can find it on our instagram:

Stay safe and waggy,
Dr. Lily Chen πŸ•πŸ’•πŸŒˆ