Status of Current Canine Respiratory Illness

There is ongoing research to determine the cause. Veterinarians are receiving updates as information develops. The difficult part is we don’t know what we are dealing with yet. The best advice is to keep dog social contact to a minimum during this time and make sure your dog is current on vaccines.

  • Chronic mild to moderate inflammation of the trachea lasting six to eight weeks or longer, which is minimally or not responsive to antimicrobials.
  • Chronic pneumonia that is minimally or not responsive to antimicrobials.
  • Acute pneumonia rapidly becomes severe and often leads to poor outcomes in as little as 24 to 36 hours.

If your dog is exhibiting respiratory symptoms, please call our Veterinary Hospital at (928) 862-4086 ext 1 for immediate support.


Is it spreading in our area?
We cannot confirm if it is spreading as there are no confirmatory tests available at this time.

What are the first symptoms? Any specific symptoms – nasal discharge, cough, raspy breathing?
Symptoms vary based on the individual assessment.
Any respiratory symptoms should be addressed with your veterinarian.