Cases of Canine Influenza have been reported in New York City over the past few weeks. Since many of our clients frequent the city, we want to make sure your pets are protected!

Canine Influenza ("dog flu") is a highly contagious respiratory disease which can be caused by two different strains of the Canine Influenza Virus (H3N8 and H3N2). This virus is most common in places where large numbers of dogs congregate together (boarding, grooming, dog parks, doggie daycare, etc.). Clinical signs can include fever, lethargy, reduced appetite, coughing, sneezing, and discharge from the eyes and/or nose. There have been sporadic outbreaks of Influenza at various locations across the United States over the past 13 years, most frequently among racing Greyhounds at dog tracks.

Don't let your best pal get sick- get them a dog flu vaccination. We are now offering the Bivalent Flu vaccine due to the growing prevalence of dog flu H3N2 and H3N8. This vaccine protects against both strains of the virus. Please contact us for details.

Now that spring is right around the corner, you’ll probably be spending more time outside with your pets. This means they are more likely to become exposed to insects and parasites.

parasite prevention for petsEach year, many pets are diagnosed with diseases carried by insects and parasites. The cost of treatment can be expensive, and some diseases can lead to serious illnesses. Many of these parasites can even be transmitted to you and your family if your pet becomes infected.

Prevention is the best approach in protecting your pet, and family, against heartworms, parasites, and flea/tick infestations. Here’s what we recommend:

  • Heartworm Preventatives: They protect against the harmful disease spread by mosquitoes. They also help treat and prevent intestinal parasites like roundworms, hookworms, and whipworms.
  • Flea/Tick Preventatives: Having your pet on monthly flea and tick preventatives protects them against fleas that transmit tapeworms and ticks that spread tick-borne diseases.