Get the facts about Canine Influenza Virus
Canine Influenza Virus (CIV) is an orthomyxovirus that causes respiratory disease in dogs 🐕
🐾 It can cause clinical signs in up to 8️⃣0️⃣% of infected dogs; it can lead to signs such as nasal discharge, cough, fever, other respiratory abnormalities and sequela such as pneumonia; the incubation period is approximately 2-4 days
🐾 It is transmitted via airborne route from dog to dog. If your dog goes to boarding, grooming, daycare, dog parks or is around other dogs in a group housing situations
then it is a good idea 💡 to consider asking your vet 👩🏻⚕️ about incorporating canine influenza into their annual vaccination visit
🐾The common strains we vaccinate against in dogs are H3N2 and H3N8
🐾The initial vaccination timeline is a two-vaccine series, usually administered 3-4 weeks apart; if received on time, then subsequent re-vaccination is annual🗓
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