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Ike, a one-year-old red lab, recently contracted kennel cough from a dog in his retriever training class. It took Ike about two weeks to get over the cough, but his symptoms improved dramatically in the first few days after starting treatment with antibiotics.
Kennel Cough: Is Your Dog At Risk? by Amy Mortensen
What were those hacking sounds in the hallways of Stafford Animal Shelter? The facility’s dog wing was recently hit with an outbreak of “kennel cough” (as if life weren’t tough enough for those pups!), a respiratory illness common to canines living in close quarters. This was the shelter’s first outbreak of the disease in many years, but luckily kennel cough is easily treatable, and the staff was able to swiftly treat and quarantine the dogs until all were healthy again.
Stafford Animal Shelter’s dog wing broke with kennel cough, which while not fatal, is highly contagious. The dog wing area was in quarantine as the public and their dogs were at risk for exposure to this disease. Quarantine ended on Thursday, June 28!! The Shelter regrets any inconvenience. To learn more about Kennel Cough, read this article by Amy Mortenson of RiverbendEditorial.com. http://staffordanimalshelter.org/2012/06/kennel-cough-101/ Questions? Call 222-2111 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
March of 2011, was one of the saddest days of my life. My dog Dakota went down in the middle of the night and could no longer walk. After calling a local vet to help me, I ended up having to take him to Banfield in Bozeman. My husband was out of town and Dakota being 80 pounds, I had to drag him to the car on a blanket. A guy out of nowhere stopped and helped me put him in the car, I was crying so much I don’t think I even thanked him properly. I just kept telling him I was sorry for being so emotional. If you are that stranger and reading this- Thank you! I will never forget your kindness.
Stafford Animal Shelter had to cancel their Thursday, June 14 Network Live Open House due to a kennel cough quarantine. The event will be rescheduled for Thursday, September 6. We are so excited to show off our enlarged dog wing and new small animal ”zoo” for adoptable exotic pets. The Shelter regrets any inconvenience this rescheduling has caused and looks forward to giving you all the grand tour in September!
Nai'a with her dog Romeo
Stafford Animal Shelter appreciates our talented and dedicated 13 year old film maker Nai’a LeDain who did fun video profiles for our longest resident cats, several puppies and pocket pets in June. The films are fun, inspiring and quick! See them on the featured pets’ adoption profiles or on youtube. Thanks Nai’a – you did a great job and we look forward to working with you again after summer vacation!!