Canine Flu Case in Oregon
This is not a typical post but more of a new flash I thought I’d share since I think it’s important to pass along. I’m not sure anyone remembers what happened when it hit Chicago but here’s a story from 2016.
Signs of the Canine Flu:
According to the Oregon Vet Medical Association, “the most common clinical signs are coughing, loss of appetite, lethargy, fever, sneezing, and discharge from the eyes and/or nose. Dogs can become ill within 24 hours of exposure. Some dogs don’t show symptoms but are able to infect other dogs for weeks. Most dogs diagnosed with canine influenza experience a mild form of the disease.”
From Pearl Animal Hospital: “We strongly recommend the vaccine for dogs who are frequenting dog parks or are in high dog-traffic areas such as condos/apartments. We also suggest the vaccine for senior dogs, those with cardiac disease, pre-existing pulmonary disease, and brachycephalic (short nose breeds such as french bulldogs and pugs) dogs.”
I had Bruiser vaccinated last Friday and the other two will get their vaccinations this week. There is a booster with this vaccination so you’ll be visiting the vet twice. So it’s a two dose series 3-4 weeks apart. Immunity isn’t achieved until after the second immunization.
Call your Veterinarian with any questions or concerns. Protect your pack!