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Companion Animals (Dogs Cats)

Entry and Exit

Before moving animals to another state, always call the state-of-destination for that state's requirements. Click here for a list of other state animal health offices.

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Dog, Cat and Ferret Entry Requirements

Unusual Respiratory Illness in Dogs (2023)

Dog Owners:  You are probably hearing a lot about the Unusual respiratory illness that is affecting dogs across the country. Here are a few things our veterinarians want you to know to keep your pets safe:
  • Be vigilant in monitoring your dogs for signs of illness after boarding, holiday travel, or other activities where pets may have commingled with others. If a dog develops a cough or lethargy, a veterinary visit should be recommended.
  • Make sure all of your dogs are up-to-date on all of their recommended vaccines including distemper combination (distemper, hepatitis, parainfluenza and parvo), Bordetella, and canine influenza.
  • Reduce contact with large numbers of unknown dogs when possible. Just like with other respiratory diseases, dogs that are co-mingled may be at greater risk for developing the illness.
  • Keep sick dogs at home whenever possible (unless taking them to the veterinarian for examination or treatment). Social settings carry inherent risks of disease spread.
  • Avoid communal water bowls shared by multiple dogs.
  • Be aware that brachycephalic breeds (those with flat faces) seem more susceptible to the negative effects of this illness.