Tip of the Week

Canine Flu

Canine Flu is often misdiagnosed as “kennel cough.”  This virus has been steadily making it’s way around the country.  It can be transmitted through the air (by a cough or a sneeze) but it also can survive out of the body for a short period of time and can be transmitted when contaminated objects are licked.  There is a vaccine that is currently available to help protect your dog, however, it is a “noncore” vaccine – meaning that it has to be requested.  If your dog visits places like boarding or grooming facilities, you may want to talk to your veterinarian about whether or not this vaccine should be incorporated into your pet’s preventative health care.

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