A case of H3N2 canine influenza has been confirmed in a Grants Pass dog. A 7 year-old male Yorkie traveled to Reno, Nevada, where the dog was exposed to a known case of canine influenza. The Yorkie tested positive for the H3N2 strain on February 12. The dog will remain quarantined for 30 days and is recovering.
Chances are, if your dog is exposed to CIV H3N2, he or she may become infected. Dogs that are frequently in contact with other dogs may be at high risk of infection with CIV H3N2. This includes dogs that are boarded, enrolled in day care, often visit the local dog park, or travel outside of Central Oregon. If you have a puppy, elderly or pregnant dog or a dog that is immunocompromised, you should take extra precautions.
The good news is that our office now has a vaccine available to help control disease associated with both types of CIV (H3N2 and H3N8) helps to ensure maximum protection.
Please call our office to discuss your dog’s risk for CIV (H3N2 and H3N8). This is particularly important if you plan to board your dog in the near future or regularly send him or her to a grooming or daycare facility. We’ll answer all your questions about dog flu and help you
decide whether vaccination is right for your pet. You can also visit Dogflufacts.com for more information.
Dr. Curt, Dr. Shawn, Dr. Cassee and Dr. Kate