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Canine Influenza Vaccination (Canine Flu)

PELHAM PET OWNERS - OFFICIALS HAVE CONFIRMED OVER A DOZEN CASES OF CANINE INFLUENZA IN THE SOUTHEAST



While there are few confirmed reports of canine influenza (canine flu) in Alabama, other Southeastern states have reported dozens of cases and Oak View Animal Hospital wants you to be aware of symptoms of the disease and offer canine flu vaccines to protect your pets.



Canine Influenza (Canine Flu) Transmission



Canine influenza is spread via respiratory secretions (via coughing, barking and sneezing) and contaminated objects (kennel surfaces, food and water bowls, collars and leashes) and people moving between infected and uninfected dogs.



The virus can remain alive and able to infect on surfaces for up to 48 hours, on clothing for 24 hours and on hands for 12 hours.



Strands of canine influenza has been reported to infect cats (dog to cat or cat to cat) and there is some evidence that guinea pigs and ferrets can become infected. 



Canine Flu Symptoms



Two clinical syndromes have been seen in dogs infected with canine influenza virus:



Mild form:  Soft, moist cough that persists for 10 to 30 days, loss of appetite, lethargy, fever, sneezing, discharge from the eyes, and a thick nasal discharge. 



Severe form: High fevers (104ºF to 106ºF) and have clinical signs of pneumonia, such as increased respiratory rates and effort, aside from the symptoms of the mild form.



Cats: Upper respiratory illness, such as runny nose, congestion, lip smacking, excessive salivation, lethargy, fever, and anorexia. 



Please watch for any of these symptoms and alert Oak View Animal Hospital if you witness any immediately. 



Oak View Animal Hospital in Pelham has canine influenza vaccines (canine flu vaccines) and anyone is welcomed to have their dog vaccinated. The dog flu vaccine does require a booster 3 weeks after the first dose and then annually. 



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2127 Old Montgomery Highway
Pelham, AL 35124
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2127 Old Montgomery Highway
Pelham, AL 35124
205 • 988 • 3559
Veterinary Website Design by Cheshire Partners