It’s official; canine influenza has made it’s way to the Bay Area! We are recommending a vaccine to dogs that go to daycare, boarding, dog parks and training. Please share this post with friends that have dogs in the area and be sure to contact us immediately at 408-356-2181 with any questions.

Learn more about the disease below.

Canine Influenza vaccination is highly recommended for dogs with the following lifestyle risks*

  • Puppy classes
  • Doggie daycare
  • Boarding
  • Grooming
  • Dog shows
  • Dog sports events
  • Dog park visits
  • Visiting any gathering of multiple dogs

*Dogs in the above category are also at risk for Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease Complex, most often referred to as Kennel Cough.

*If your dog is in one of the above risk categories, vaccination for Kennel Cough (Canine Adenovirus Type 2, Parainfluenza, Bordetella Bronchiseptica Vaccine) is also essential.

Nobivac Canine Flu Bivalent is recommended for healthy dogs seven weeks of age or older as an aid in the control of disease associated with canine influenza virus H3N8 and canine influenza virus H3N2. Primary immunization requires two vaccinations given two to four weeks apart. Annual revaccination with one dose is recommended.

We want to make sure you understand that it’s important not to panic, but to be diligent. If you suspect your dog may have Canine Influenza, owners should keep infected dogs isolated for four weeks to prevent infecting other dogs, and call us immediately to schedule an appointment.

Have questions? Need an appointment?

El Gato Veterinary Hospital is here to help! Contact us today.