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Canine influenza, or dog flu, is a highly contagious (80% morbidity), viral infection affecting dogs. The flu was confirmed in Chester County, PA as of June 2017. Social dogs are at a greater risk, such as dogs going to the groomers, boarding facilities, doggy daycare, dog parks, dog shows, traveling with the family, going to the vet, visiting pet stores, etc. The virus is spread through contact.
However, it can also remain alive on surfaces, clothing, and hands for 12 to 48 hours. Pneumonia is one of the more severe complications that can develop from the flu.
We recommend that ALL dogs be vaccinated with the flu vaccine which protects against both known strains of canine influenza. The vaccine is given in two injections; 2 to 4 weeks apart. It can be given to dogs as early as 8 weeks of age. Please call our office to protect your dog from the latest strains of flu.
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