Update on Canine Influenza and Leptospirosis Countywide Outbreaks

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K9 Loft Family,

We wanted to share updates with you regarding the recent countywide Canine Influenza and Leptospirosis outbreaks. We learned today that a pet that recently stayed at our Pasadena location tested positive for Canine Influenza. We immediately contacted LA County Department of Public Health for guidance. We were advised that they have been receiving a record number of reports from veterinarians throughout Los Angeles County with both suspected and confirmed positive cases.

County Guidance

The County is recommending the following for all pet owners: Contact your veterinarian and schedule an appointment to get the Canine Influenza and Leptospirosis vaccines as soon as possible.

The County plans to release an updated bulletin on Canine Influenza tomorrow and Leptospirosis next week. Both will be available here.

K9 Loft's Additional Response

As mentioned previously, we will require both Canine Influenza and Leptospirosis vaccines for all incoming pets beginning on October 1, 2021. More information available here. We urge you to contact your veterinarian as soon as possible.

Customers will be asked a series of questions regarding their pet's health, potential symptoms and to affirm that their pet has not been coughing for the previous 28 days.

We continue to adhere to strict cleaning protocols with daily sanitizing throughout the facility. However, the County and local veterinarians are indicating that the most important protective measure is immunization.

We will continue to provide information as it becomes available. We hope we can all work together as a community to keep all of our dogs safe.

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