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Peachtree Hills Animal Hospital is Open and Designated Essential

(March 24, 2020) Last night, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced that she has signed a 14-day stay at home order for the city of Atlanta. We want you to know that per this order, veterinary care is considered an essential business. Therefore, we will remain open with the same operating hours.

In this order it states that you may: Engage in activities essential to the health and safety of pets in your household or another’s, including visiting a health care professional and obtaining medical supplies and food.

While it is allowed for you to come to our office to pick up meds, know that we can also deliver if needed.

Here’s what you need to know about PHAH:

  • We are open and operating normal business hours
  • We are running telemedicine all day via TeleVET
  • We can deliver food and medications to you if you need
  • We have split our staff into two separate teams which work on different days
  • Doctors are working slightly different schedules but we will do our best to get you seen by your preferred doctor.

Duffy Jones June 2015Watchful eye best bet to keep pet healthy, officials say

11Alive Staff, WXIA 7:17 p.m. EDT May 20, 2015

ATHENS, GA – The same strain of dog flu that has killed pets in the Midwest has been detected in a dog in the metro Atlanta area, according to the University of Georgia Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories. And protecting man's best friend from the potentially deadly virus may involve a low-tech approach for now.

The Athens Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory said it identified the first positive case of Canine influenza in Georgia on May 15. The infected dog was coughing, had fever, lethargy and anorexia. It was up to date on its DHLPP, Rabies and Bordetella vaccinations. The affected dog had been in contact with other dogs at a metro Atlanta boarding facility, according to UGA officials. Officials have not revealed which boarding facility the affected dog was in.

View on 11alive.com: http://www.11alive.com/story/life/pets/2015/05/20/dog-flu-atlanta/27654391/

But the most common way to avoid viruses like dog flu - vaccinations - won't work in this case, officials are now saying. That's because there is no vaccine for this specific strain just yet - only the older more common version. And while some boarding facilities are stepping up vaccination requirements others are taking a wait-and-see approach and not requiring them. "Our local vets don't recommend that we require this vaccine. They've informed us that it give them zero protection to this strain," an employee of Dog Days Boarding in Buckhead said.

The contagious flu strain, known as H3N2, has killed at least 8 dogs and sickened more than 1,700 in the Chicago area, according to NBC News. Symptoms to watch for in your pet include coughing, nasal discharge and lethargy.

Dogs that are kept at day cares, parks, or kennels are often considered "high risk." So that's why veterinarians are keeping the owners and operators of these facilities in the loop to spot the symptoms early. "The great thing is we've notified the boarding kennels of what to look for and identifying these dogs very quickly," Veterinarian Dr. Duffy Jones said. "If they start to show any signs they can isolate them."

Canine_Influenza_Facts.pdf

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