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Canine Influenza

Canine Influenza Virus (CIV) is a life-threatening illness that causes serious respiratory infection, but it is preventable with a flu vaccine series. Infection spreads easily from dog to dog, so we highly encourage you to call us at 610-584-6300 to discuss your dog's risk and how to prevent infection.

Vaccination is highly recommended for dogs that visit day cares, dog parks, boarding facilities, pet stores, dog shows, and other dog-friendly locations. Extra precautions should also be taken if you have a puppy, senior dog, pregnant dog, or a dog that is immunocompromised.

The vaccine protects against two strains, H3N2 and H3N8, and will be given twice, 2-4 weeks apart, and then recommended once a year. If you notice any of the following signs of CIV in your dog, call us right away for your dog's safety and to prevent the possibility of spreading the virus to other dogs.

Signs of Canine Influenza Virus include:

  • Persistent Cough
  • Fever
  • Difficulty Breathing
  • Sneezing
  • Lethargy
  • Loss of Appetite
  • Discharge from the Eyes and Nose

We are always here to help. If you have any concerns at all about your dog's health, or if your dog is showing signs of CIV, please call us right away at 610-584-6300.