Canine Influenza: Pet Owners’ Guide

West LA Veterinary Group now offers vaccinations against both strains of canine influenza (dog flu). Dog flu vaccines are recommended for at risk dogs that have frequent exposure to other dogs. Canine influenza (CI, or dog flu) in the U.S. is caused by the canine influenza virus (CIV), an influenza A virus. It  is highly contagious and easily spread from infected dogs to other dogs through direct contact, nasal secretions (through barking, coughing or sneezing), contaminated objects (kennel surfaces, food and water bowls, collars and leashes), and by people moving between infected and uninfected dogs. Dogs of any breed, age, sex or
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