CHICAGO (CBS) — PetSmart has decided to close three of its animal boarding facilities in the Chicago area, due to the spread of canine influenza.
PetsHotel facilities in Evanston, the South Loop, and Lincoln Park have been closed to protect pets from the spread of dog flu.
The Evanston and South Loop locations have stopped accepting additional pets until further notice, and all pets have been removed from the Lincoln Park site while it is disinfected.
“We use a chemical called Trifectant in there, and really just clean from top to bottom, and follow very rigorous disinfection processes, and making sure that there’s no cross-contamination,” said PetSmart spokesman Andy Izquierdo.
The company also was reminding pet owners to be aware of the symptoms of dog flu.
“The common symptoms include cough, a runny nose, and fever,” he said.