Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.

Kennel Cough

Kennel Cough Signs and Symptoms:

  • Dry/Hacking cough
  • Reverse sneezing
  • Nasal Discharge/Mucous
  • Exercise intolerance

Causes:

  • Parainfluenza: a virus that causes mild respiratory tract infections; transmitted through contact with nasal secretions of infected dogs.
  • Bordatella bronchisepatica: a bacteria that causes respiratory tract inflammation; transmitted through direct contact with infected dogs, toys, water bowls, cages, or from inhalation (easily aerosolized).
  • Mycoplasma: a bacteria that causes respiratory tract inflammation; transmitted similarly to Bordatella.

Infectious Tracheobronchitis is a very popular and a highly contagious respiratory infection. Known as kennel cough because of its popularity in kennel scenarios (eg. daycares, off-leash parks, shelters), where there are lots of dogs playing, or housing together.

In most adult cases, the issue is self-limiting, meaning it will go away on its own. However, continuously coughing can be both painful and annoying. Your clinic can help keep your pet safe in various ways. There is a vaccine for Bordatella that can help to reduce said bacteria from sticking, or there are cough suppressants and antibiotics that can help treat symptoms.

Ask your vet for more information!

Written by Aurora Animal Clinic

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Last updated: May 29, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 19, 2020 some restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, and more! If you're unsure whether your pet needs medical attention, please call us to discuss your situation.

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE

If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

4. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

- Monday - Thursday: 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
- Friday: 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
- Saturday: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
- Sunday: CLOSED


NEW PET OWNERS

Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Aurora Animal Clinic