The Animal Clinic of Bayonne Blog


Canine influenza - an emerging threat to all dogs
December 29th, 2011

Canine influenza virus (CIV) causes a respiratory infection in dogs that is often referred to as canine influenza. CIV is a relatively new virus, so almost all dogs are susceptible to infection when they are newly exposed because they have not built up natural immunity. Most dogs that develop CIV infection have a mild illness, but some dogs get very sick and require treatment.

There is an effective and safe vaccine for canine influenza fully licensed by the USDA. Nobivac® Canine Flu H3N8 has been shown to control the spread and minimize the impact of CIV infection and has been proven safe in half a million dogs.

For more information on canine influenza please see the 2 sites below:

http://www.doginfluenza.com/

http://www.avma.org/public_health/influenza/canine_bgnd.asp