ALERT: Canine Flu (influenza)

Canine flu is a viral infection and symptoms include coughing, nasal/eye discharge, and fever.

If your dog has any of the symptoms described above, please keep them away from other dogs and contact your veterinarian. If your dog has decreased appetite or thirst, is lethargic, or has any difficulty breathing, see a veterinarian immediately.

Just like with human influenza, most who contract the disease will make a full recovery without intervention.

Canine flu is highly contagious, but fortunately, there is a vaccination available to help protect against the current strain of flu virus. Veterinarians, health providers and government agencies are recommending to vaccinate dogs who are regularly around large groups of other dogs at places like dog parks, daycare, boarding facilities, and group walking.

The vaccine requires two injections, given 2-4 weeks apart, plus an annual booster.

For more information, visit the CDC Canine Influenza webpage.

 

(This is just a report but in no way does DogPAC-SF provide any advice or counsel or promotion of any specific treatments. This posting is for informational purposes only)

DogPAC of San Francisco congratulates and is a proud sponsor of American College of Veterinary Opthamologists (ACVO) and StokesRx Pharmacy on their 10th anniversary of providing free and high quality eye exams for Service and Working Animals to over 32,000 animals. Here's to another 32k. Please watch this space or go to the eye exam website begining in April 2019 to register and for more information. 

https://www.acvoeyeexam.org 

 

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