First, the bad news; we have a dog diarrhea problem in my kennel. UGH!
Because these things can spread like wildfire, and because I do not want to be the Typhoid Mary of dog stomach flu, I am shutting down all dog comings and goings for at least a week. I'm going to have to cancel all lessons and classes until I am certain none of my dogs get sick. Sorry in advance if any of yours do (like Steve, who was here playing today...sorry!!)
My hope is this will not spread and will be resolved quickly; meanwhile, in good conscience, I don't want you to bring your dogs and risk exposing them. I will keep you all posted. I suggest keeping away from dog parks; that is probably where this originated in my client's dog. Yuck.
Now for the good news; despite having some health problems (unrelated to the one mentioned above,) my dog Blue has once again rallied and is doing much better. Now let's just hope he doesn't catch this stomach bug!
Please let me know right away if any of your dogs get sick. Stock up on rice, chicken, kaopectate, pedialyte, canned (plain) pumpkin, and plan to call your vet for metronidazole (antibiotic) in the event it does happen.
Again, my apologies in advance. Despite our best efforts to be sure dogs are all healthy when they come here, and despite our diligence with disinfecting, sometimes dogs have something brewing that hasn't become symptomatic at the time of their visit. I guess this is one of those times :(