Canine Influenza

There have been confirmed cases of Canine Infuenza in this area!  Canine Infuenza infects the respiratory system and is extremely contagious.  Symptoms include coughing, sneezing, discharge from eyes and nose, fever, lethargy, and decreased appetite.  Treatment would include supportive care, rest, and a possible cough suppressant.  Isolation from other dogs is a must. Antibiotics may be used if there is a secondary bacterial infection. Severe forms need to be treated aggressively with broad spectrum antibiotics, IV fluids, supportive care, and hospitalization until the dog is stable. One of the biggest questions we get is can I catch Influenza from my dog and/or can my dog catch Influenza from me?   We know that the flu virus is capable of mutating and jumping from species to species.  This virus started out as the bird flu.  We can not be 100%  sure based on ongoing studies.  

We offer the Canine Influenza vaccine.  Please give us a call to set up an appointment.  Protect your pet today.