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Canine Influenza is a highly contagious respiratory condition – It spreads primarily through direct contact with fresh saliva or oro-nasal secretions of infected dogs. Infected dogs can be contagious before clinical signs of the condition develop.
The most common clinical symptoms of this condition may range from:
The post-exposure incubation period of Canine Influenza can be days to weeks.
Vaccination, testing, and treatment are available.
If potential exposure is a concern, our recommendation is to limit or prevent exposure. The patient should not visit daycare, boarding facilities, or dog parks.
Dogs should be walked on a leash for bathroom duties only, and be closely monitored for clinical symptoms, and have their body temperature checked morning and night for 7-10 days. (normal temperature 101.0- 102.8) If at any point during this time a fever develops; the patient should be tested for the Canine Influenza Virus.
If the patient does not develop a fever or clinical symptoms, then vaccinations are recommended
The vaccine recommendation is 2 vaccines 4 weeks apart and a yearly booster thereafter starting 7 weeks of age.