Canine influenza is a respiratory illness that can be spread from dog to dog through contact with saliva, nasal secretions, or respiratory droplets.
The symptoms of canine influenza can range from mild to severe and may include: Coughing Sneezing Fever Runny nose Lethargy
The vaccine is typically given as two injections, with the second injection given one to four weeks after the first.
The canine influenza vaccine is recommended for all dogs, but it is especially important for dogs that are: Intact Frequently boarded or groomed Compete in dog shows or other events
The canine influenza vaccine is generally safe, but some dogs may experience mild side effects, such as: Pain or swelling at the injection site Lethargy Loss of appetite
If you are unsure whether or not your dog should get vaccinated against canine influenza, talk to your veterinarian.
Avoid contact with other dogs who are sick Wash your hands thoroughly after handling your dog Clean and disinfect surfaces that your dog has been in contact with