Canine Influenza Alert
What you need to know about influenza…
This virus only affects dogs and is harmless to humans and cats
Dogs of any age can be affected and it is transmitted through another dog coughing or sneezing
Symptoms typically appear 3-5 days after exposure
How to protect your pet…
Keep your dog away from other other dogs or dog owners
Wash your hands and clothes before seeing another dog to reduce risk of transmission
The influenza vaccine is recommended for dogs that will have contact with other dogs. This vaccine is given in a series of two vaccines given three weeks apart.
Schedule an appointment if your dog shows any symptoms of illness including sneezing, coughing, lethargy, fever and trouble breathing
Dr. Crittenden was interviewed regarding the influenza outbreak. Click here to read the article.
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