A Message regarding Canine upper respiratory infections

To all our friends and family of Roseway Veterinary Hospital:

We know that there has been a lot in the news recently regarding a new respiratory disease affecting dogs in Oregon and a few other states. We know that you are concerned about your dog’s health and look to us for answers and guidance. To that end, here are a few things we know about the disease and a few things to consider regarding your family member’s safety and health:

  • A respiratory illness is affecting our canine patients in some areas of the United States including Oregon.
  • Diagnostic testing has not yet confirmed the cause.
  • We are taking precautions at Roseway Veterinary Hospital if any respiratory disease is suspected in any of our patients coming to the hospital.
  • We have no reason to believe this illness can cause disease in people or cats. We (the veterinary community) do NOT believe that it is caused by the COVID-19 virus.

We are currently advising the following for our canine patients:

Ensure respiratory vaccines are up to date for eligible dogs, including Bordetella (aka kennel cough), Parainfluenza virus and canine influenza virus (which we currently have in stock). To reduce the risk of exposure, you may want to try to limit your dog’s time around other dogs. This may mean reducing or suspending time at doggy daycare or grooming facilities, limiting time in boarding facilities (and considering in-home pet-sitters) and avoiding dog parks and other public areas.

In the meantime, monitor your dog closely for any of the following respiratory signs: coughing or productive coughing (e.g., mucus from the mouth after coughing), sneezing, discharge from the nose or mouth, rapid or labored breathing, lethargy or weakness, decreased appetite or complete absence of appetite, or fever. If you notice any of these signs in your dog, please schedule an appointment with us for further assessment and notify the hospital of respiratory signs in advance of your arrival so that precautions can be taken to prevent infecting other dogs. If an appointment cannot be scheduled within 2-3 days with us, or if worsening or more severe signs are noted, please seek same-day care at an urgent care or emergency hospital facility. Please remember antibiotics should only be used under the direction of a veterinarian in response to clinical signs. Antibiotics do not prevent disease; they do not treat viral diseases and should not be started in patients without symptoms indicating a need for antibiotics.

We know that this can be scary, but we are here to help.

Pet Vaccines in Portland, OR

Step into Roseway Veterinary Hospital, a place where we share your deep love and connection with your furry companions. As passionate pet parents ourselves, we understand the immeasurable joy and emotional bond that comes with having a pet. Our unwavering commitment is to provide exceptional care and attention to ensure the well-being of your beloved pets. With a special focus on over-the-top vaccines, we believe that prevention is the key to a healthy and vibrant life for your furry family members.

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The Power of Vaccines

Vaccines are a vital aspect of responsible pet ownership, playing a pivotal role in safeguarding your pet’s health and well-being. At Roseway Veterinary Hospital, we emphasize the importance of vaccinations in providing comprehensive protection against a wide range of contagious diseases. Let’s explore the significant benefits of vaccines for your furry friends:

  • Disease prevention: Vaccinations are carefully formulated to stimulate your pet’s immune system, equipping them with the necessary defenses to fight against harmful viruses and bacteria. By ensuring your pet receives regular vaccinations, you provide them with essential protection against potentially life-threatening illnesses.
  • Longevity and quality of life: Vaccinations are a powerful tool in promoting your pet’s overall longevity and enhancing their quality of life. By protecting them against serious diseases, you reduce the risk of illness and improve their chances of enjoying a longer, healthier, and happier life by your side.
  • Community well-being: Vaccinating your pet not only protects their individual health but also contributes to the well-being of the entire pet community. By maintaining high vaccination rates, we collectively build a shield of protection, preventing the spread of diseases among our beloved animal companions.
  • Peace of mind for pet parents: Knowing that your pet is fully vaccinated brings peace of mind. It alleviates concerns about preventable diseases and allows you to create lasting memories and cherished moments with your furry companion, confident in their strong immune system.

Trusted Vaccines in Portland, OR

When it comes to your pet’s health, trust is paramount. At Roseway Veterinary Hospital, we take immense pride in offering trusted vaccines that adhere to the highest industry standards. Our team of experienced veterinarians stays at the forefront of veterinary medicine, ensuring that your pets receive the most effective and safe vaccines available.

By choosing Roseway Veterinary Hospital for your pet’s vaccination needs, you can expect:

  • Personalized vaccination plans: We recognize that every pet is unique, with distinct health requirements. Our knowledgeable veterinarians will assess your pet’s specific needs and lifestyle, tailoring a vaccination plan that ensures their optimal protection.
  • Compassionate care: We understand that visits to the vet can be stressful for pets. Our compassionate staff goes above and beyond to create a welcoming and soothing environment, ensuring that your pet feels comfortable and at ease during their vaccination appointments.
  • Transparent communication: Building a strong bond based on trust and open communication is at the core of our practice. Our veterinarians take the time to listen to your concerns, address your questions, and provide comprehensive guidance on maintaining your pet’s well-being beyond vaccinations.

Choose Roseway Veterinary Hospital for exceptional veterinary care that surpasses expectations because your pet’s health and happiness are our top priorities.

Contact us today to schedule a vaccination appointment and give your beloved pet the gift of a healthy and vibrant future.