The Dog Gurus Bring Light to Mysterious Respiratory Illness in Dogs
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NEW YORK - AstroBug -- Recently reported on The Today Show, there is a mysterious and contagious respiratory illness that is affecting dogs in the United States. The illness starts with a cough, is resistant to antibiotics and can move rapidly from a cough that won't go away into pneumonia.

The Dog Gurus are closely monitoring the situation and staying in constant communication with veterinary experts, local authorities, and relevant organizations to gather the latest information on the nature and scope of this mysterious illness. No matter how diligent a doggie daycare might be, there is always a chance of an outbreak of illness. Here are some proactive measures that can be taken to ensure the well-being of pets in lodging facilities this holiday:

1. Increased Vigilance: Make sure the doggie daycare or lodging facility you take your pets to has a trained staff, ready to recognize any signs of illness in pets, and are implementing

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additional health checks to detect symptoms early.
2. Enhanced Cleaning Protocols: Check to see that your lodging facility has intensified their
cleaning and sanitation procedures to minimize the risk of any potential transmission.
3. Isolation Protocols: If a pet shows any signs of illness, make sure there are established
isolation protocols to prevent the spread of disease.
4. Collaboration with Veterinarians: make sure the facility is working closely with specialists to stay informed about the latest developments.

While the exact nature of the illness is still under investigation, some common
symptoms that have been observed in affected dogs around the US:
1. Coughing and Sneezing: Persistent coughing or sneezing that goes beyond normal behavior maybe cause for concern.
2. Difficulty Breathing: Labored breathing or any signs of respiratory distress should be
addressed promptly.
3. Vomiting and Diarrhea: Unexplained or frequent vomiting and diarrhea can be indicative of underlying health issues.

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4. Lethargy: A significant decrease in energy levels, reluctance to play, or overall lethargy may be a sign of illness.
5. Loss of Appetite: If your pet shows a sudden disinterest in food or experiences a significant decrease in appetite, it's important to take notice.
6. Nasal Discharge and Eye Discharge: Unusual or persistent discharge from the nose or eyes may warrant attention.
7. Increased Thirst and Urination: Drastic changes in drinking or urination habits may signal an issue.
8. Fever: Elevated body temperature should be addressed promptly. If your dog is showing symptoms of any upper respiratory illness, please avoid all areas above until they are symptom-free for at least 7 days.

The Dog Gurus provide tips on how to prevent and cope with an outbreak as a professional care facility on Youtube;

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