iStock_000003291202Medium 620x400There has recently been a positive case of canine influenza (H3N8) here in Abilene, so it’s important for dog owners to be aware of the risks of their dogs being unvaccinated.

The CDC has already declared an outbreak of canine influenza in the midwest after more than 1,000 dogs have been affected in Chicago and other areas, so this is an issue that has affected many dogs in our region of the country.

We urge all dog owners to protect their dogs with a canine influenza vaccination. With the increase of cases in our region, vaccination could be a potentially life saving choice.

It’s also important for dog owners to be observant of changes in their dog’s body or behavior. The initial symptoms of the virus include runny nose, fever, and a persistent cough.

Call us today at 325-248-6000 to learn more about canine influenza and how to protect your dog.