May 22, 2024

Show Your Commitment to Pet Health with the Heroes for Healthy Pets® Certification Program

In the ever-growing pet care industry, ensuring the health and safety of our animal companions is not only an ethical matter—it’s crucial for the reputation and continued success of your business. Recognizing the need for boarding facilities, veterinary practices, grooming facilities, and other pet care businesses to stay on top of the latest infectious disease management best practices, IBPSA—in collaboration with the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA) and Pet Sitters International—is pleased to present the Heroes for […]
November 10, 2023
What Pet Care Providers Should Know About Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease Complex

What Pet Care Providers Should Know About Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease Complex (CIRDC)

For pet care providers, ensuring the health and well-being of the animals in their care is a top priority. Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease Complex (CIRDC), inappropriately called kennel cough, is a highly contagious respiratory infection that can affect dogs, particularly those housed in close quarters with others. Understanding the signs and symptoms and taking preventive measures is crucial for maintaining a safe and healthy environment for your canine customers. What are the symptoms of CIRDC?  Similar to humans suffering from […]
October 17, 2023
Canine Influenza

Facts About Canine Influenza

Canine influenza is a highly contagious respiratory disease that typically causes mild or moderate symptoms but can cause more serious health effects in some dogs. There are two strains commonly seen in the United States – CIV H3N8 and CIV H3N2. Common symptoms include coughing and retching, sneezing, lethargy and decreased appetite. In more severe cases canine influenza can lead to more serious illness like pneumonia, but is much rarer, especially in younger and healthier dogs.  Much in the same […]