Four Seasons Animal Hospital Canine Influenza Protocol
With the ongoing outbreak of Influenza throughout the country, we here at Four Seasons Animal Hospital are being proactive by requiring that all dogs who enter our hospital for admittance and are not current for the Canine Influenza H3N2 vaccine will require additional care. This additional care will consist of having their temperature taken upon entrance, examined when necessary, and often vaccinated for Canine Influenza H3N2, when required.
“The virus has swept the Chicago area in recent weeks, sickening more than 1,100 dogs. The Board of Animal Health recommends owners having their dogs vaccinated if the animal spends a lot of time around other dogs and especially if it is old, young or with compromised immunity.” –South Bend Tribune 4/18/15
The following are our requirements and recommendations to the Canine Influenza H3N2 vaccine, effective January 1, 2016…
Canine Boarding: the Influenza H3N2 vaccination is Required.
Canine Daycare: the Influenza H3N2 vaccination is Required.
Canine Grooming: the Influenza H3N2 vaccination is Required.
Canine Day Spa: the Influenza H3N2 vaccination is Required.
Canine Surgery: the Influenza vaccination is Highly Recommended.
Any canine with a temperature over 102.5°F will require a doctor’s exam, done at the owner’s expense, to determine if your pet is showing signs of infection. Further, if your pet has not had an exam performed by one of our Veterinarians within the past year, and the Canine Influenza H3N2 vaccine is required for one of the above services, an exam to ensure your pet’s health, will be required before vaccination.
Thank you for your understanding,
Four Seasons Animal Hospital
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