Drop off/Pick up Hours


Monday- Friday

7:30am to 12:00pm or 2:00pm to 6pm 
Saturday

9am to 12:00pm or 2:00pm to 4pm 

We are closed Daily from

12:00-2:00pm
Sunday : Closed


Open all Holidays for boarding 

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(801) 709-3410

Grooming, Boarding, Daycare and Training

Call Us to Schedule: (801) 709-3410

Our Location


​​94 South 700 East
​American Fork, Utah 84003 

Our Location

94 South 700 East
​American Fork, Utah 84003 

What Is Canine Cough?
Canine cough- sometimes referred to as Kennel cough- is similar to a cold in humans. It is a form of bronchitis and is a term loosely used to describe a complex of infections—both viral and bacterial—There are countless strains of Canine cough. Though it usually clears up on its own, Canine cough is highly contagious to other dogs.


What does On the Spot Pet Care do to prevent the Spread of Canine Cough?
On the Spot Pet Care will not board a pet without proof of a recent vaccination against parainfluenza and Bordetella, two of the main causes of Canine cough. Immunizations can be given at On the Spot at a low cost. Ideally these immunizations should be given at least 3 days prior to your dog’s visit. Also, please keep in mind that vaccinations aren’t useful if a dog has already caught the virus. Our entire facility including kennels, floors, bowls, tables, surfaces, walls, outside play area, etc. is cleaned daily with professional grade cleaners that kill the virus that causes infection. However; Canine cough is airborn so no amount of cleaning will prevent the virus from spreading from dog to dog.


What does On the Spot Pet Care do when a dog is suspected to have Canine cough?
Dogs are isolated in a clean, quiet, comfortable area away from stress and other dogs. A humidifier or vaporizer may be used to provide some relief. Essential oils may be used to provide some relief. The dog’s owners are notified immediately.


What Are the General Symptoms of Canine Cough?
A persistent dry cough with a “honking” sound is the main clue your dog has caught a cough. In most cases, she’ll appear healthy except for the cough. Her appetite and activity level usually won’t change, but don’t be alarmed if she gags and coughs up a white, foamy phlegm—these signs are often worse after exercise, or if she’s excited or pulls against her collar. Some dogs may also develop a fever and nasal or eye discharge.

How Did My Dog Catch Canine Cough?
Just like us and our children in daycare, Dogs can catch a cough or cold in several ways. It can spread through aerosols in the air, directly from dog to dog, or through germs on contaminated objects. Your dog can catch Canine cough virtually anywhere- Canine cough is so contagious that your pet might even catch it from sharing a water dish at the dog park or by simply greeting another dog in your own front yard. However, Canine cough is often spread in enclosed areas – such as boarding in a kennel or an animal shelter, for example, or through direct contact while sitting in a vaccination clinic, training class or dog-grooming facility.


How Is Canine Cough Treated?
It’s smart to see your veterinarian if your dog develops a cough. In some cases, you may be advised to simply let kennel cough run its course and heed the following:
Dogs with Canine cough should be isolated from other dogs.
A humidifier or vaporizer can provide some relief. You can also allow your dog into the bathroom while you shower. The steam will help soothe her irritated breathing passages.
Avoid exposing her to cigarette smoke or other noxious, irritating fumes.
A cough suppressant, antibiotic, or antimicrobial may be prescribed. Your vet will be able to determine if they would be helpful to your dog.
If your dog pulls against her collar while being walked, replace it with a harness until the coughing subsides.
Supportive care is very important—be sure your dog is eating, drinking and in a stress-free environment.
How Long Does Canine Cough Last?
In most cases, the signs of Canine cough gradually decrease and disappear after three weeks. Young puppies, elderly dogs and other un-immunized animals may take up to six weeks or more to recover. In some cases, animals may remain infectious for long periods of time even after the symptoms have cleared up.
When Is It Time To See The Vet?
You should see some improvement in your dog’s condition within one week, but be alert to how long the symptoms last. If your dog has nasal discharge, is breathing rapidly, refuses to eat or seems lethargic, take her to the veterinarian. Serious cases of Canine  cough can lead to pneumonia if left untreated.
My Dog had Canine cough. When can he return to Doggy Daycare?
If your dog has been prescribed an Antibiotic he must complete at least 4 days on medication and show no signs or symptoms of sickness. NO PET will be accepted for Doggy Daycare, Boarding or Grooming if they show any symptoms or signs of sickness.