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13th Sep 2021

Update on Canine Influenza and Leptospirosis Countywide Outbreaks 9-13-21

K9 Loft Family,

We want to continue to share updates with you regarding Canine Influenza and Leptospirosis. We have had recent reports of coughing pets in our care at our Echo Park location. We are waiting on PCR results to confirm what the cough may be. As many of you may already know, there has been a Canine Influenza and Leptospirosis outbreak across Los Angeles County. Last week, we did have confirmed cases of Canine Influenza at our Pasadena location. While at this time we cannot confirm the Echo Park cases are Canine Influenza, we can assume it is contagious.

We continue to adhere to our strict cleaning and isolation protocols. Our top priority has and always will be your pet’s health and safety. Please help us continue to do so by keeping your pet home if they are experiencing symptoms and by getting them vaccinated for Canine Influenza and Leptospirosis. You can also find a summary of our updated vaccine policy here and our previous update here.

We are in constant direct communication with with Dr. Karen Ehnert, Director and Chief Veterinarian at with LA County’s Veterinary Public Health. Her message is clear: The most important thing we can do as a community is get our dogs vaccinated. We are working with local veterinarians to set up vaccine clinics in several areas throughout Los Angeles. We will continue to provide updates as they become available.

We know this has been an incredibly difficult time for pet owners, especially those that have been affected directly by Canine Influenza or Leptospirosis. Thank you for all of the positive words we have received over the last couple weeks. We look forward to our community getting on the other side of this thing.


Gil Dan

K9 Loft