What is the scoop on Canine Influenza?

UPDATE July 21, 2015: There have been more reported cases of Canine Flu in Georgia. We are now vaccinating pets! The vaccine does not completely stop the flu virus but has been proven to significantly lessen the severity of the disease.

***IF YOUR PET IS SHOWING SIGNS SUCH AS COUGHING, NASAL DISCHARGE, DIFFICULTY BREATHING, PLEASE SEE OUR FRONT DESK BEFORE BRINGING THEM INTO THE CLINIC. BY DOING THIS YOU HELP US MITIGATE THE RISK TO OTHER PATIENTS***

UPDATE July 2, 2015: The GVMA has made available a flyer for pet owners.

UPDATE June 26, 2015: The University of Georgia, College of Veterinary Medicine has confirmed more cases of dog flu. There still have not been any reported cases in Gwinnett County, and there is still no update on a vaccine being available.

We are sure that you have seen the media hype lately about canine influenza. There is a lot of information out there, and we want you to be well informed about what is going on. Please read our quick “FAQ” on canine influenza, and what you need to do if you see symptoms, or take your pet certain places frequently.

TRUSTED MEDIA SOURCES:

The AVMA on Canine Influenza

The AVMA FAQ

The CDC on Canine Influenza

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