COVID-19 Updates at Pou Veterinary Group

Pou Veterinary Group is dedicated to being present and helpful during this unprecedented time. You and your pet's safety and comfort are important to us, so we've taken some steps to stay ahead of COVID-19.

We have and will continue to implement safety protocols for our staff. Our lobby remains closed to the public, and we clean and sanitize throughout the day. While our lobby may be closed, our phone lines are always open for any questions or concerns that you might have.

We are offering curbside service. Simply call us when you arrive for your appointment and a nurse will come to meet you. For your safety and ours, we will be masked.

Pou Veterinary Group is keeping abreast of all developments and guidelines per the CDC. We will remain knowledgeable about the latest news because we want everyone to remain safe and healthy — and that includes your pets! We know there are many questions about pets and coronavirus, so we've tried to answer a few for you here.

There are both canine and feline coronavirus, though these present much differently that the human variant of COVID-19 and are usually much milder. It's natural to worry about our pet companions, especially now, and Pou Veterinary Group understands why you might. However, both canine and feline coronavirus are easily managed.

The first (and sometimes only) symptom of canine coronavirus is diarrhea. If your dog is experiencing moderate to severe diarrhea, please call us so that we can help. Diarrhea leads to dehydration, which can lead to more severe problems.

Feline coronavirus can sometimes be a variant that can cause Feline Infectious Peritonitis, or FIP. While feline coronavirus is common and some variations of the coronavirus are present in many feline gastro-intestinal systems, most cats will never develop FIP even after exposure. However, FIP can be serious and needs to be treated right away. If your cat has diarrhea, nasal or eye discharge, and seems lethargic, please call us right away so that we can find a treatment plan together.

Pou Veterinary Group remains committed to helping you navigate difficult times with your pet right beside you. We want you to be able to find some peace of mind with this information. If you have any questions, or if your dog or cat shows any signs of illness, please call us at 786-607-0043.

We are also available for non-coronavirus related questions and concerns.