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Information about unidentified respiratory illness in dogs:

As you may be aware from recent news coverage, there is a mysterious respiratory disease affecting dogs in our area. Read more  about Information about unidentified respiratory illness in dogs

Information about unidentified respiratory illness in dogs

As you may be aware from recent news coverage, there is a mysterious respiratory illness affecting dogs in our area.

Symptoms may include a combination of hacking cough, sneezing, nasal and eye discharge, and lethargy. However, unlike "kennel cough" these patients are not responding to standard antibiotic treatment and cases are lasting for much longer (weeks to months).

If your pet is experiencing any of these symptoms, please keep them from socializing with other dogs as the assumption is that they are highly contagious. It may be best to keep all dogs home from communal environments such as boarding and daycare until we have more information and this wave of infection has passed.

Please do not panic. Most dogs recover with rest, good nutrition, and time. We will update you as more information unfolds. 

To learn more about the work being done to identify the cause, please click here:

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Johanna Kaufman, DVM

Dr. Johanna Kaufman purchased Brentwood Country Animal Hospital in 1995. She graduated from UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 1979. She completed an internship at Angell Memorial Animal Hospital… Read more about Johanna Kaufman

Catherine Lawton, DVM

Dr. Catherine Lawton has been with us as a full-time associate since July 2007. She is a native of Massachusetts but spent her undergraduate years at the University of New… Read more about Catherine Lawton

Julia Hunt, VMD

Dr. Julia Hunt joined us as a part-time associate at the beginning of 2008. Julie lives in Exeter with her husband, Jon and their 2 cats, Cleo and Pippi. Their… Read more about Julia Hunt


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