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.