THE FLU IS HERE – IS YOUR DOG PROTECTED?
We now have the H3N2/H3N8 Vaccine Available
HOW IS THE DOG FLU TRANSMITTED???
Dogs catch the flu from each other in some of the same ways we pass flu among ourselves:
- Droplets from sneezing or coughing from an infected dog.
- Contact with contaminated objects like a ball or toy.
- Contact with infected pets or objects at dog parks, day cares, groomers and more.
- The virus can survive on your hands for up to 12 hours and on clothing for up to 24 hours — so even though humans don’t become infected or sick with CIV, we can still transmit the virus to dogs.
To help minimize the spread of this virus, we are requiring all boarding patients to be vaccinated. We are strongly urging all other patients, including surgical and grooming patients, be vaccinated as well.
Vaccine protocol is two injections 3 weeks apart. Cost is $28.35 per vaccine.