H3N2 Canine Influenza Alert


H3N2 Canine Influenza Alert



To Our Valued Clients:

Recently there has been a marked increase in the number of cases of canine H3N2 flu diagnosed in Florida. Canine flu is a HIGHLY contagious virus that spreads rapidly and can lead to serious complications if your dog is unvaccinated or not current on vaccines. Dogs most at risk are those that visit:- doggie daycare, dog parks, training classes, boarding facilities, dog friendly events, dog shows or sporting events or greet other dogs during walks.

Signs of CIV (Canine Influenza Virus) are:


        • Coughing





            • Discharge from eyes or nose





                • Loss of appetite





                    • Lethargy



                  If your dog was vaccinated in 2017 and has received BOTH the initial vaccine and the booster, they are protected. Any ADULT dog who received the initial vaccine in 2017 but not the booster, should come in and get the 2nd vaccine. Any dog vaccinated prior to 2017, needs to be updated.

                  We will not be charging an Office Visit charge for a Flu vaccine ONLY visit. Summer is almost upon us and we want to help keep your pet safe and give you peace of mind to continue your travel plans and outdoor activities.

                  If you’d like more information about canine influenza, please call our office.


                  Sincerely,
                  The Doctors at Ridge Lake Animal Hospital