CANINE INFLUENZA OUTBREAK

Sad dog wrapped in blanket, text reads "Avoid Canine Influenza"

A Canine Influenza outbreak is spreading throughout Tulsa. Is your dog protected? Can you recognize the symptoms? Keep reading to find out!

WHERE IS THE OUTBREAK?

Several boarding facilities, shelters, and animal hospitals in the Tulsa area have reported several confirmed cases of Canine Influenza. This disease is very contagious so we are encouraging pets that have any symptoms to stay at home.

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS?

Dog silhouette with a list of symptoms: vomiting, discharge from eyes/nose, fever, dry, hacking cough, lethargy, vomiting

Canine Influenza is a primarily respiratory disease that starts with a dry, hacking cough with or without a fever. As the illness ramps up, loss of appetite, feeling crummy, lacking energy, and vomiting occur.

It is the coughing that contributes to the spread of the disease. It is highly contagious so it is most commonly spread any place where your dog is around other people’s dogs: groomers, boarding facilities, dog parks, doggy daycare, etc.

HOW TO PROTECT YOUR DOG

Since Canine Influenza is transmitted from dog-to-dog, we recommend keeping your pet home if they have even a slight cough or sneeze. Minimize spending time in places where your dog could touch noses or cough near other dogs that might be carrying the disease.

German Shepherd getting a shot in their shoulder.

We also have a vaccine that is effective against the most common strains of Canine Influenza. We offer it here as do several other clinics in the area.

Questions? Concerns? send us a message or give us a call at (918)865-4733!

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