Canine Respiratory Disease

As you are likely aware, an unknown respiratory disease has been identified in dogs through out the United States. While the cause of the disease is unknown, there are some important safety steps that can be taken to protect pets.

  1. Until this disease identified we recommend avoiding dog parks, boarding, grooming and any other high dog traffic areas including shopping stores
  2. Keep your dog up to date on vaccinations
  3. Monitor respirations of your pet, appetite, and energy levels. If any sign of respiratory disease becomes evident, contact us to discuss.

If you come to our facility for an appointment with a pet showing respiratory signs, please follow these guidelines:

  1. When you arrive, call us from the car. Please do not bring the patient into the hospital until you are instructed to do so.
  2. We may ask you to use a side entrance to avoid our lobby or we may require curbside service where the pet will be examined without you, then the doctor will discuss the findings/recommendations with you
  3. When checking out, we ask that you refrain from petting or handling other dogs in our lobby as we do not know all the means of transmission of the disease

    Our goal is to provide the safest medical options for all our patients and the best possible care to your pets. Thank you for helping us protect our canine friends

    Pet End-of-Life Care Veterinary Services in Troy, NY

    Saying goodbye to a beloved friend will be one of the most difficult things you will have to do; however, you do not have to do it alone. We are here to help you.

    End -of-Life Care in Troy, NY

    The team at Troy Veterinary Hospital is honored to be able to help you and your pet through such a difficult time by removing as much stress as possible. We are here to love and support your family and beloved pet during their palliative/hospice care days and provide a peaceful transition from this life when the time comes.

    End-of-Life Care

    Our veterinarian provides a variety of methods for relieving pain as well as adapting environments and care to keep your friend comfortable and by your side in their final months. We will be there for you if you decide that humane, painless euthanasia is the best gift you can give your pet. Euthanasia is a selfless act of love that provides you and your pet with comfort, peace, and dignity after a lifetime of unconditional love.