Cat Tests Positive For H3N2 Canine Influenza

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Jack Pershing doesn’t think he’s susceptible to Asian Canine Influenza, but now we know he might be. Currently, no vaccine exists for cats against either strain of Canine Influenza.

As of our last Canine Influenza update, no cats had been diagnosed with laboratory-confirmed infection by the Asian form of Canine Influenza-A virus, H3N2.

Since then a kitty from a shelter in New York City became ill, was tested for H3N2 and was confirmed to be positive.

Another cat in the household was also ill, but was not tested. The tested cat has recovered fully; the other cat has had a continued chronic cough.

MyPetsDoctor.com will continue to keep pet owners updated as the Asian Canine Influenza landscape changes.

To read the fundamentals about Canine Influenza, click here.

To read about Canine Influenza vaccination, click here.

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