Canine Influenza Virus Information
There is a confirmed canine influenza outbreak in California currently. The Oregon Veterinary Medical Association is now recommending all at risk dogs in Oregon be vaccinated. At risk are dogs that do a lot of travel, boarding, grooming, day care, dog parks, etc. At risk dogs would also include dogs with short noses (Pugs, French Bulldogs, Shih Tzus, etc.), dogs with ongoing respiratory disease, or dogs with lowered immune systems (on immunotherapy, steroids, or chemotherapy, etc.) Please give us a call for an appointment or with further questions. The Oregon Veterinary Medical Association website has helpful information for pet owners. Dogflu.com is another valuable website with a risk quiz, frequently asked questions and an outbreak map.