We wanted to let all of our clients know about Canine Influenza. Canine Influenza is a contagious virus that is passed from dog to dog by direct contact, contaminated objects, and by people who have been in contact with infected dogs. Dogs cannot pass the flu to people, but dogs that travel to dog shows, play at dog parks, and go to boarding facilities are at a higher risk of infection. Most cases are mild with sneezing, coughing, and eye/nose discharge as the main signs. If …you have questions, or your dog is a well-traveled pooch, consider vaccinating your dog. We now carry a bivalent vaccine that protects against both strains identified in the US. The vaccine is $27 and your dog will need the vaccine boostered in 4 weeks, then vaccinated annually. We do not currently require the vaccine to board at Southway, but if you frequently board, you may wish to get your pooch vaccinated prior to your boarding date.

https://www.avma.org/public/PetCare/Pages/CanineInfluenza.aspx

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**Spay or Neuter can be done as early as 4 months of age.
**We recommend pre-anesthetic bloodwork and IV catheter with fluids.

-DAP:

  • Distemper-Adenovirus Type 2-Parvovirus
  • Good for 3 years after first booster
  • Protects against distemper, hepatitis, and parvovirus

-Lepto:

  • Zoonotic disease: can be passed between animals and people
  • Protects against Leptospirosis bacteria (4 types)
  • Given to dogs that will be camping, live in the woods, access to wildlife
  • Good for 1 year after first booster

-Bord:

  • Canine Parainfluenza-Bordetella Bronchiseptica
  • Protects against kennel cough
  • Given to dogs that will be going to the groomer, dog parks, boarded, etc
  • Good for 1 year after administration

-Rattlesnake:

  • Aids in the reduction of rattlesnake venom effects (veterinary care required)
  • Given to dogs that will be in snake country (camping, hunting, hiking)
  • Good for 1 year after first booster

-Rabies:

  • Zoonotic disease: can be passed between animals and people
  • Protects against Rabies Virus
  • Good for 1 year after first vaccine given; subsequent rabies vaccines good for 3 years thereafter