DUE TO THE RECENT OUTBREAK CANINE INFLUENZA IN THE BAY AREA WE RECOMMEND IF YOU HAVE PETS AT HOME AND PLAN TO ATTEND THE GOLDEN GATE DOG SHOE OR IF YOU HAVE PLANS TO TAKE YOUR DOG/S TO A LOCAL PARK , OR ANY PUBLIC PLACE– BE SURE THAT WHEN YOU GO HOME YOU WIPE YOUR SHOES THOROUGHLY WITH BLEACH AND CHANGE AND WASH YOUR CLOTHES. TRY TO MAKE THIS A HABIT ANYTIME YOU GO HOME AFTER BEING IN A PUBLIC AREA.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON THIS INFLUENZA PLEASE CHECK THESE SITES.
SAN FRANCISCO (KTVU) – A warning for Bay Area dog owners: Animal care officials say there are now confirmed cases of the flu among dogs in this region. Cases have been reported in San Francisco and the South Bay.
SFGATE: Flu season is taking its toll in the South Bay, not only with people, but their pets. Veterinarians are warning of a canine flu outbreak. Vets stress it can’t be transmitted from dog-to-person.
Most veterinary hospitals offer a bivalent vaccine that covers H3N2 and H3N8
It might be worth adding to your yearly vaccination protocol
The mortality rate is pretty low, the symptoms of which typically persist for three to four weeks. During that time, vets recommend dogs be kept under quarantine, away from dog parks and kennels.
YOU CAN GOOGLE ‘CANINE INFLUENZA BAY AREA” FOR MANY MORE ARTICLES ON THIS VIRUS. YOU MAY ALSO REVIEW OUR ARTICLE ON CANINE INFLUENZA POSTED LAST JULY FOR MORE INFORMATION.