I’ve recently received a few reports of serious (including fatal) respiratory disease in dogs in regions east of Toronto, Ontario. We often see localized variations in the incidence of “kennel cough” (aka canine infectious respiratory disease complex (CIRDC)), including sporadic outbreaks, but in this case there is particular concern about the number of severe infections and deaths. No cause has been identified yet, so I’m trying to collect some more information to facilitate the investigation and get a better idea of what’s happening.

If you are a veterinarian or or owner of a dog with recent respiratory disease in Ontario, you can help by filling out this quick survey: https://uoguelph.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_832gfSKndCStP7g

I’ll post more information about these reports soon.