stumper on a stump
So, someone re blogged this picture of Dori and it’s gone viral. Holy toledo! Thanks everyone for loving on my schmoo!!
Dori and Ralph just successfully obeyed a “here” command from 100 FEET on the first call.
I could not be more proud of my goobers!
As you know every friday i do a friday follower shout out and illustrate 3 followers urls. this weeks will be my 110th one and every tenth one i’ve decided to do themes. SO! With that in mind and because me and The Frogman have collaborated on CORG LIFE this week i’ll be doing all corgi urls. so any followers with a url with the word corgi in it, whom i havent already drawn, make thyself known in the replies for a chance to be drawn this friday.
Oh, ‘ello there…
Just received this email from my vet.
Please signal boost if you know anyone in new England. Canine flu can spread like wildfire if untreates.
NEWS FROM THE
RHODE ISLAND VETERINARY MEDICAL ASSOCIATION (RIVMA)
Canine Influenza Virus Diagnosed in A Providence Boarding Kennel/Daycare Facility
Canine Influenza Virus has been diagnosed in a Providence boarding kennel/daycare facility. RI State Veterinarian Scott Marshall has been working with the owner to manage what was originally thought of as a stubborn strain of kennel cough.
Dr. Marshall will be working with the facility owner to control the infection. He suggests that RIVMA members consider CIV as a differential diagnosis in patients with respiratory illness. Dr. Marshall also suggests counseling clients who use facilities where dogs commingle as to the risk of CIV and the best ways to mitigate infection, including avoidance of those areas and vaccination. The decision to vaccinate against CIV should be made by a well informed animal owner and only their attending veterinarian will know the risk/benefit for each individual patient. Any dog that boards at a kennel or day care, uses dog parks, goes to shows, or otherwise commingles with other dogs of unsure health status is considered a risk of contracting CIV.
This particular strain of virus that is currently circulating is thus far not causing severe signs. The veterinarians that Dr. Marshall has spoken with have not reported fever as being a consistent sign. The dogs have been, for the most part, showing signs of illness that are milder, including mild cough and nasal discharge. Thus far, all have responded favorably to supportive care, some with antibiotics and some with anti-tussives. One veterinarian felt that the clinical course of the disease was very similar to typical kennel cough, but that the dogs she was treating were well vaccinated against kennel cough (common causes).
If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Scott Marshall, RI State Veterinarian at 401-222-2781.
Rhode Island Veterinary Medical Association (RIVMA)
302 Pearl Street #108, Providence, RI 02907