Canine Influenza ("dog flu") is a highly contagious respiratory disease which can be caused by two different strains of the Canine Influenza Virus (H3N8 and H3N2). This virus is most common in places where large numbers of dogs congregate together (boarding, grooming, dog parks, doggie daycare, etc.). Clinical signs can include fever, lethargy, reduced appetite, coughing, sneezing, and discharge from the eyes and/or nose. There have been sporadic outbreaks of Influenza at various locations across the United States over the past 13 years, most frequently among racing Greyhounds at dog tracks.
A bivalent vaccine offers protection against both strains of the virus.
Dosing Schedule: Initial vaccination requires two booster shots spaced 2-4 weeks apart, and one shot every year thereafter.