Gahanna Animal Hospital 144 W Johnstown Rd Gahanna, OH 43230 Phone 614-471-2201, Fax 614-471-1907
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Gahanna Animal Hospital 144 W Johnstown Rd Gahanna, OH 43230 Phone 614-471-2201, Fax 614-471-1907
 
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  Canine Influenza Virus (CIV)
 

There have been 15 confirmed cases of CIV at the Ohio Department of Agriculture recently. Most likely, there are many more that are not confirmed. The strain is H3N2. These cases are from Banfield Easton, Willowood New Albany, and other area facilities. In an effort to avoid an all-out outbreak, we are now highly recommending the vaccine for dogs who go to boarding/grooming/day care facilities, dog parks, or any social dog events. We are now requiring it for all of our boarders, day care dogs, and dogs being groomed. CIV is much like the human flu. It is treatable, and needs to be treated before it becomes something worse (pneumonia). Treatment is very similar to that of humans; antibiotics, fluids, etc.

Symptoms are:

• Coughing
• Sneezing
• Variable fever
• Clear nasal discharge that progresses to thick, yellowish-green mucus
• Rapid/difficult breathing
• Loss of appetite
• Lethargy

Incubation: 2 – 5 days
Peak Viral Shedding: 2 – 4 days post infection
Shedding: 7 days post infection
Carrier State: Some dogs can be infected and show no signs or symptoms

We realize that the inconvenience and added expense can be a burden – we have marked the vaccine up minimally, and it may be administered by a technician. The client's price is $20.00 for each booster. The vaccine needs to be boostered within 2 – 3 weeks ($20 again). Once the second vaccine is administered, it will be effective within 2 – 3 weeks.

If we have seen the dog in the past 6 months, they can drop by for the injection only.

Vaccinate for the holidays now

Code: Canine Influenza Vacc 1st given Canine Influenza Adult

See Additional Information Below

  Canine Influenza: Pet Owners' Guide
  Pet Safety - Canine Influenza
   

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