DogZone gets many questions from concerned pooch parents. Is DogZone suitable for my dog? Do you board overnight? Is training available? Answers to these and more below.
We did our research and selected the best option on the market for this type of centre. DogZone‘s spacious off lead exercise areas have been coated with state-of-the art non slip surfacing which is the benchmark for all dog daycare centres.
Although dogs are vaccinated, many will still develop canine cough. It is a highly infectious disease and canine cough infections usually occur as an outbreak. The disease is air borne and dogs can be carriers without actually having it themselves, making it very difficult to detect until a dog starts to cough. Typically the incubation period is a week to ten days and the dogs can infect other dogs before they actually show signs of having a cough themselves. They can also pass it on for a period after they stop coughing. Because it is so contagious, most boarding establishments, day-care centres, off leash areas such as the beach or the local park, pet shops, veterinary clinics are affected at some time and are common places where the infection will spread.
Canine cough vaccinations are similar to human flu vaccinations: We vaccinate dogs specifically against two organisms – Bortetella bronchiseptica and Parainfluenza. These are the two most contagious and the dogs affected by them can become seriously ill. However, like human flu, there are other bacteria and viruses out there which can also cause respiratory tract infections. At the last count we found there were 17 in total and the C5 vaccine provides absolutely no protection against these bugs. It is these others that can cause canine cough to develop, despite your dog being vaccinated.
NOTE: Even in the most hygienic, well ventilated, spacious kennels the possibility of a dog acquiring Canine Cough exists. CanineCough can be acquired from your neighbour’s dog, from a Champion show dog at a dog show, from the animal hospital where your dog just came in for treatment of a cut paw…. Try not to blame the kennel operator if your dog develops Canine Cough shortly after that weekend stay at the kennel! There may have been an infected dog, unknown to anyone, that acted as a source for other dogs in the kennel.
We require bookings to be made the day before or they can be made in advance. Dogs on passes (10 day, 20 day or monthly) get priority over any casuals.
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