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Here’s the #1 reason Professional Pet Sitting in your home, is a better choice than a Kennel or Dog Day Care

Wagging Tails Pet Sitting & Mobile Grooming Service in Connecticut is sharing this information with all CT pet parents as a courtesy.  Your pet’s health and safety has been our #1 priority for the 21 years that we have been caring for CT’s pets.  With the recent outbreak of a deadly canine infectious disease in a CT kennel, we offer this information, so that YOU, the loving pet parent know that you do have a choice in your pet’s care!

There are MANY reasons why hiring a Professional Pet Sitter and Dog Walker is a better alternative for your pet, than taking them to a dog day care, kennel, bed and barkfast, pet spa, etc. No matter what they call it, it’s NOT home.  For a complete list of reasons why you should consider a Professional Pet Sitter over a facility, visit Why Choose Us.

There’s no place like home for your pet, with a Wagging Tails Professional Pet Sitter and/or Mobile Groomer!

The #1 reason is…that there’s NO place like home. That there is no place as safe, secure for your pet, where your pet will remain healthy and happy, than your OWN home is the #1 reason! When your pet visits a pet care facility or dog park, of any kind, your pets are exposed to diseases, infections, fleas, ticks and other parasites that other pets carry.  (Not to mention the fights that break out amongst dogs, that could cause severe injuries to your own pet).  We are confident that your pet is safest, healthiest and HAPPIEST right in their own home, with a Wagging Tails Pet Sitter. Please continue reading the news from NBC CT below for more information about CT’s deadly outbreak of an infectious disease.  And, next time you have to go away, or plan a long day at work, contact us to care for your pets!

For more information you can also visit Pet Kennel vs. Pet Sitter: What’s Best For Your Pet?

The information below is from NBCConnecticut.comWagging Tails Mobile Grooming in CT

There has been a severe respiratory infection outbreak at a large kennel in Windsor, the Connecticut Veterinary Medical Association announced.

One dog that presenting fever, pneumonia and epistaxis has already died at the , the CVMA said. Tests for the dog came up negative for canine influenza and other tests are pending.

The co-owner of Day Hill Kennels in Windsor confirmed with NBC Connecticut that it had been affected by some type of infection.

“Our first notice that there was a problem going on was a week ago essentially and we were notified customers of ours after they took their dogs home some of the dogs developed a cough,” Roger Ball, the co-owner, told NBC Connecticut.

Ball said the infection was in an isolated area of the kennel where there were 30 dogs. He noticed about a third of them developing symptoms of the respiratory infection.

To the CVMA’s knowledge, no other veterinary hospitals are treating cases and the incident seems to be isolated to the facility.

Dogs from the Windsor kennel are currently being treated at Pieper Memorial Veterinary Center in Middletown and New England Veterinary Center in Windsor, the association said.

welcome home mattA vet told NBC Connecticut tells dog owners that if they board their pet or keep them at a daycare, to be on the look out for symptoms.

The warning is keeping Fidelco, a guide dog foundation, said it will be keeping its dogs out of public areas amid the infectious outbreak.

Fidelco said symptoms of the infection include coughing, wheezing, running nose, weepy eye, blood in cough or stool.

NBC Connecticut reached out to the state Department of Agriculture:

“The CT Dept. of Agriculture is assisting in the investigation of an incidence of a canine respiratory illness at a commercial dog kennel in Windsor.

Dept. of Agriculture State Veterinarian Dr. Mary J. Lis is working with veterinarians at Day Hill Kennel, where one dog died and six others became ill.

A necropsy is being conducted on the deceased dog, and tests are being conducted on the others to identify the illness, and to determine its cause.

Lis said the illness appears to be isolated to the facility and the ill dogs have been given antibiotics, which has reduced symptoms of fever they were exhibiting.”

And the following info is from Wagging Tails Pet Sitting & Mobile Grooming Service LLC in Connecticut

Although this may be considered an isolated incident, please be aware that pets can contract these illnesses at dog parks, day cares, and any other facilities that pet’s share space. If your pet exhibits any signs of illness, please do not hesitate to contact your veterinarian or bring your pet to the nearest emergency veterinary center.

The next time you plan a vacation, staycation, work a long day, or need your pet cared for, contact us!

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