WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW
about CANINE INFLUENZA VIRUS (CIV)
Even though Edgewood Animal Clinic in Polk County has not experienced any Canine Influenza Virus to date, this rapidly spreading disease has been in Hillsboro and Sarasota Counties in the past and we are trying to educate everyone to the symptoms and precautions to take.
In the past, Dr. David Lee required all boarding dogs to be inoculated when this disease was closer to home. This vaccine is still available by order if you are traveling to a known infectious area. Two vaccines are required within three week intervals to be fully protected if your pet never received this vaccine before.
Please read the following article by the AVMA to learn more about this disease.
Canine Influenza - AVMA
Also this good article from Merck Animal Health, the makers of the first Canine Influenza Vaccine.
Canine Influenza - Merck