Annville-Cleona Veterinary Associates

1259 E Main St
Annville, PA 17003

(717)867-2662

www.a-cvet.com

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Influenza: Influenza is a virus that can cause fever, anorexia and respiratory signs.  It only affects dogs (this strain does not affect other species). The influenza virus infection rate (morbidity) is similar to infection rates for kennel cough.  A certain percentage of dogs will clear the infection with no clinical signs (20-50%).  The other 50-80% of the dogs will have clinical signs of flu (fever, coughing, decreased appetite, nasal discharge).  A small percent of dogs will end up with pneumonia.  This small population of dogs is are risk for death.  Hospitalization, IV fluids, and medications are warranted.  Many of these dogs will recover with aggressive care.  Mortality, or death, rate is around 5-8%.  Disease transmission is from direct contact with an infected dog and secretions (droplets in the air from coughing or sneezing).  The virus can be on toys, bowls, leashes, collars for several days.  Humans can spread the disease by touch as well (from one pet to another).  Infected animals are likely contagious for 2 weeks.

Vaccination is recommended for dogs that will be in close proximity to other dogs such as dog kennels, boarding facilities, dog shows, grooming facilities, etc.

Dogs need to be at least 6 weeks of age for the vaccination.  It requires a booster after the initial vaccine to be effective.  It is then given annually.  The entire series should be completed a couple weeks prior to boarding. The vaccine can help prevent disease and helps decrease the disease severity.