With a group of pups sharing the same space, there are certain illnesses that can appear from time to time. With our state-of-the-art sanitary facility, illnesses cannot live at Camp, but pups can bring them in from elsewhere. Our Camp counselors are trained to recognize signs of common dog illnesses, and we immediately separate pups showing symptoms.
What is Kennel Cough?
"Kennel Cough" is a non-specific term for any respiratory illness in pups. It is similar to the common cold in humans. The bordetella vaccination covers some but not all strains. Also like a common cold, it is generally mild but can affect very young, senior, or immunocompromised pups more severely. Dogs can contract a cough anywhere they socialize with other pups or even off inanimate objects on a walk. Seasonal allergies my also be diagnosed as "kennel cough." If our staff notice signs or symptoms of a cough, the camper will be separated and the parent notified. We ask they not return until a Vet has cleared them for group play.
What is Giardia?
Giardia is a parasite that causes diarrhea in pups. It is extremely common in Chicago and pups can pick it up anywhere, like on their paws during walks. If your pup has been diagnosed with Giardia, they will need a clean fecal exam before returning to Camp.
What are Puppy Warts?
Puppy Warts (the general term for Canine Papillomatosis) are generally harmless but contagious warts found around a dog's mouth. Puppy Warts are most common in dogs under a year old, and once a pup gets them once they wont have them again. If our staff notices any warts on your Camper, they will be separated and the parent notified. We ask they not return until a Vet has cleared them for group play.