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Canine Influenza Update: How Bad Is It?

Canine Influenza Update: How Bad Is It?

The current run of canine influenza cases spreading across the country started in Georgia and quickly expanded to Florida with a crew of dog show participants. Rapidly, it dispersed to nine more states. In Louisville, KY, where our children and grandchildren live, the situation has gotten so bad that one clinic, Blue Pearl Louisville Specialty […]

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Canine Influenza Outbreak Expands

Canine Influenza Outbreak Expands

Even though Florida is getting the most press in the latest canine influenza (CI) outbreak, it may have started in Perry, Georgia. (As of July 3, 2017, at least 82 cases have been laboratory confirmed.)  Every dog who tested positive has a connection to the shows or to another dog who had been at one […]

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Vaccinate for Canine Influenza

Vaccinate for Canine Influenza

  Canine influenza (CI), also known as dog flu, has now been laboratory-confirmed in 39 states. Keep in mind that doesn’t mean there have been no cases in the other 11 American states.  Rather, perhaps cases occurred, and either were categorized as some other upper respiratory tract infection, or CI was suspected but samples were not sent to […]

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Dog Vaccination Schedule

Dog Vaccination Schedule

Dog vaccination schedules are among the most controversial canine topics currently being discussed. Almost everyone is in agreement about puppy vaccination schedules, as represented in the chart below: Age of puppy Vaccinations to be administered 6 weeks DHLPP* 9 weeks DHLPP*, Bordetella 12 weeks DHLPP*, Bordetella, H3N8 and H3N2 Canine Influenza 15 weeks DHLPP*, Bordetella, H3N8 […]

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Canine Influenza

Do you mean that my dog can get the flu? Well, not “the” flu that people get, but he can become infected with Canine Influenza. H3N8 is the standard nomenclature for the virus that causes influenza in dogs. To help you relate, think of swine flu as H1N1. Or bird flu as H7N9 or H7N2. […]

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