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Kennel Cough in Dogs

UPDATE  9/16/2019:    Great News!!!  Dog Park to re-open Tuesday morning 9/17/19

The Parks Grounds Crew finished sanitizing the dog park with a bleach/water mix as recommended by the Butler Humane Society this weekend and today (Monday).  We will re-open the Dog Park early tomorrow.  Please keep in mind that many of these canine respiratory viruses are spread directly from dog to dog and through the air.  The only way to take precautions with your dog for this kennel cough season is by keeping them away from other dogs.  If you find your dog having any respiratory issues, I encourage you to take him/her to the vet to be comprehensively check  out.

 

Addtionally, if you find your dog has any signs of a respiratory concern, please DO NOT bring to the Dog Park or any other areas where other dogs will be.

 

Thank you for your patience and understanding in working with us through this issue.

 

UPDATE  9/12/2019: There have been several reported cases of kennel cough at Cranberry Township Dog Park.

 

The dog park will be CLOSED until further notice.

9/12/2019 Butler County has notified Cranberry Township that they are experiencing a kennel cough outbreak with 18 cases reported in Alameda Park Dog Park.

Kennel cough is a condition that affects the upper respiratory tract of dogs and is characterized by the inflammation of the trachea and bronchi.

While kennel cough may sound like a horrific condition, it’s not actually as terrible as most dog owners assume. However, the effects of the condition can vary depending on each individual dog. For this reason, you may want to avoid your dog catching the illness if possible. To do this, you need to understand where the name comes from.

More information on Kennel Cough can be found at this attached link:  https://trupanion.com/pet-care/kennel-cough

 

Butler County will be closing their Alameda Park Dog Park down through the month of October to sanitize and do some maintenance, so we may have increased visitors to our Dog Park.