The strain of canine Influenza that was identified in dogs in Chicago and parts of the Midwest last year has now been identified in a dog in the Houston area. Canine Influenza is a highly contagious virus that spreads through: direct contact, coughing, barking, sneezing, bowls, collars, leashes and people handling dogs.
Neartown Animal Clinic highly recommends getting both influenza vaccinations as soon as possible. (Your dog may already have the H3N8 vaccination). Most boarding facilities and groomers are now requiring both vaccinations, as are we for any dog that is to be dropped off for treatment, bathing or boarding.
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