We require that all dogs have up to date Kennel Cough vaccinations. Kennel Cough, however, is similar to the human flu in that the vaccine only protects against certain strains. Signs and symptoms of kennel cough include persistent, forceful cough which sounds like a goose honk, sneezing, runny nose, and eye discharge. Your dog may not lose his or her appetite nor have a decreased energy level.
If you think your dog has Kennel Cough, please do not bring him or her to Enrichment and contact your veterinarian.
If the Enrichment staff suspects your dog may have Kennel Cough, we will isolate your dog from the others and contact you immediately. In the case that you cannot pick up your dog promptly, he or she will be kenneled for the remainder of the day with the allowance for bathroom breaks.
If you bring your dog to Enrichment with kennel cough, you will still be charged for the day.
Dogs with confirmed cases of kennel cough must be symptom-free before returning to Enrichment.
Giardia and coccidia are internal parasites that may cause diarrhea or vomiting. Dogs can get these parasites from contact with the feces of infection animals (domestic or wild) or from contact with contaminated standing water. The parasites can be spread at Enrichment when dogs inspect each other’s rear ends or if they have direct contact with other dogs’ poop.
If your dog has persistent or excessive vomiting and diarrhea, take him to your vet immediately. Coccidia causes similar, but less severe, symptoms. Most dogs recover quickly with prompt medical attention.
K9 Connection is diligent about quickly cleaning dog waste and if we suspect your dog has giardia, we will isolate your dog and contact you immediately. If you cannot pick up your dog promptly, we will kennel your dog for the remainder of the day with an allowance for bathroom breaks. If you bring your dog to Enrichment with giardia, you will still be charged for the day. If your dog has been diagnosed with giardia and attended our Enrichment in recent months, please inform the office so we can inform our Enrichment clientele.
Dogs with persistent diarrhea or vomiting, must see a vet and receive a vet clearance letter prior to returning to Enrichment. If your dog has a confirmed case of giardia, we must receive vet clearance before being allowed to return to Enrichment.
Papillomas are small, benign tumors of the mouth caused by the papilloma virus. These tumors look like warts and present on lips or the muzzle of a young dog. Less commonly, papillomas can occur on the eyelids and even the surface of the eye or between the toes. Papillomas are highly contagious and can transmit via direct contact or through shared surfaces, toys, bedding or water bowls. The incubation period is 1 to 2 months so it can present while in our facility but have been transmitted elsewhere. Any dog that we suspect has a Papilloma will be isolated from the group and the owner will be contacted immediately. If you cannot pick up your dog promptly, we will kennel your dog for the remainder of the day with an allowance for bathroom breaks. If you bring your dog to Enrichment with a papilloma, you will still be charged for the day. Dogs with papillomas cannot return to Enrichment until the wart has fallen off or been removed and the wound has completely healed or closed.