PSA ~ Canine Influenza

We first became aware of Canine Influenza when our Veterinarian diagnosed a case. She was so worried about it that she has created a Sick Patient Entrance (the former Cat Entrance) and a Well Patient Entrance (the former Dog Entrance). The Well Patient Entrance is for pets coming for their semi-annual and annual exams and those who are injured. This was done in an effort to keep pets with communicable diseases like Canine Influenza from coming into contact with healthy pets and infecting them. Our vet is now recommending that all her Canine Clients be vaccinated for Canine Influenza. We are happy to report that Fenris has been vaccinated for Canine Influenza.

Signs of the dog flu
The most common sign of dog flu is a soft, wet cough that may last for 3 to 4 weeks. Other signs include fever, runny nose, fatigue, and loss of appetite. Like human flu, dog flu can lead to more serious conditions like pneumonia. Up to 8% of dogs that get the flu can die from the infection.



For more information on Canine Influenza check out MyPet.com.

This post was done on behalf of DogTime.

7 comments:

  1. Great reminder to keep a lookout for symptoms!!

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  2. Thanks fur sharing this post wif us. Just like humans, we need to take precautions. Happy Tuesday. xoxo

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  3. Moms work friend's pup was just diagnosed with bronchitis. Scary
    Benny & Lily

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  4. We have all been vaccinated for a while now. Our vets won't let any dog board or be groomed at their facility unless vaccinated.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

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  5. We never heard of dog flu but then we don't have dogs. We're glad to hear your humans had you vaccinated.

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  6. We didn't know dogs got the flu. Thanks for letting us know about this.

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  7. Thanks yous! We has been wondering what Cinnamon mights have picked up. She is going to the vets tomorrow.
    Kisses
    Nellie

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