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Canine influenza virus (“canine flu”) is on the rise.  This is a disease of dogs, NOT of humans.  The symptoms of this illness in dogs are cough, runny nose, fever and/or loss of appetite.  A small proportion of dogs can develop severe disease.

Canine flu can be spread by direct contact with respiratory secretions from infected dogs, by contact with contaminated objects, and by people moving between infected and uninfected dogs. Therefore, dog owners whose dogs are coughing or showing other signs of respiratory disease should not participate in activities or bring their dogs to facilities where other dogs can be exposed to the virus for at least 2 weeks. Clothing, equipment, surfaces, and hands should be cleaned and disinfected after exposure to dogs showing signs of respiratory disease.  Vaccinations for other diseases should be kept up to date to decrease the possibility of other respiratory diseases.

If your dog is showing signs of canine flu, please call us for an appointment so that we may evaluate your dog and recommend an appropriate course of treatment.

An approved vaccine is available and is recommended, especially for dogs that are in close contact with other dogs through boarding, day care facilities, dog parks, dog classes or dog shows.     

Please call us for more information or to schedule an appointment to discuss the vaccine with your veterinarian.

Love, Cali

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Behavior

Feline Agression
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Aggression Towards Strange Dogs
Aggression
Behavior Modification
Behavior Problems for Older Pets
Coprophagia Stool Eating
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Marking Territory (Feline)
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Dental Care (Canine)
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Emergencies
Geriatric Exam (Canine)
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Grief Management
Introducting Infants to Dogs
Kittens (New Owners)
Kittens (Raising)
Neutering (Canine)
Neutering (Feline)
Selecting a Pet
Subcutaneous Fluid Administration
Surgical Discharge (Canine)
Surgical Discharge (Feline)
Traveling with Pets (Canine)
Traveling with Pets (Feline)




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