Canine InfluenzaPosted by: theresa | Posted on: June 30, 2017
Due to the recent outbreak of Canine Influenza, usage of the dog park will be at all members’ own risk. If your dog has boarded anywhere, or been in close contact with other dogs, please refrain from using the park for at least two weeks. This should help to protect the other dogs in the park. Vaccinations are strongly recommended if your dog is at high risk. High risk dogs include dogs that participate in dog sports, visit dog parks, or are groomed or boarded. Vaccination may prevent the illness or at least minimize the severity of symptoms.
Dogs infected with the Canine Influenza virus may show varying symptoms from none at all to severe. The most infectious stage of the virus is during the first two to four days of infection before they begin to show signs of illness. All dogs exposed to the virus will contract the disease with varying severity.
Please make an informed decision before you attend the dog park or dog related events. For more information contact your veterinarian or follow this link to read more information provided by the American Veterinary Medical Association,