From The City of Navasota’s Facebook Page:
The City of Navasota is monitoring updates related to a respiratory illness in dogs that has been reported in other states.
Navasota Animal Services is taking appropriate action to monitor any signs of this illness at the City’s animal shelter. Individuals are encouraged to seek advice from a veterinary professional if their dog displays symptoms of a respiratory illness. If a dog is displaying symptoms, they should avoid contact with other dogs. As a reminder, sick dogs are prohibited at the City’s dog park. Dog owners are encouraged to use caution to help us prevent the potential spread of this illness.
Lori Teller, a clinical professor at the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences at Texas A&M University, said it’s hard to determine whether a sick dog has this illness or another respiratory illness.
“So first, make sure your dog is vaccinated against the respiratory infections that we can prevent, because we certainly don’t want to exacerbate anything,” she said. “And then if your dog does not need to be around other dogs, such as the dog park or doggie day care or things like that, then this may be a good time to avoid those outings.
“But it is the holiday season, and some people are traveling, so you may have to take your dog to doggie day care or to board in a local kennel. So talk to those facilities about what they are doing to try to contain or prevent the infection while your dog is there.” – Source: Texas Public Radio
Screenshot from City Of Navasota Facebook Page