In recent years, outbreaks of dog flu have occurred in the midwest and even in Northwest Ohio. For several years, Rover Come Over established protocol and procedures in order to minimize the risks of infection to our dogs. In addition to these safety measures, we require that your dogs are vaccinated against the H3N8 and/or H3N2 virus that spread throughout the Chicago area for the past several years.
We urge you to discuss available canine flu vaccinations with your vet. It's important that you inform your vet that your dog attends daycare and he or she can advise how to best protect your dog. Given last year's outbreak peaked in the spring months, it's important you act now to minimize risks. The seriousness and numbers of cases involved in the outbreak warrant extra precautionary measures at Rover Come Over.
While it has always been our practice not to accept dogs from out of town, we ask for your help in ensuring our dogs are not exposed to potential cases of the flu. Accordingly, please review the guidelines below. We know our customers understand that the health and well-being of all of our Rover dogs is a top priority and we thank you in advance for your compliance and assistance in keeping a healthy daycare environment.
If your dog is showing any of the following symptoms, please seek veterinary care immediately:
Please do not bring your dog to Rover for at least three (3) weeks if any of the following apply: