Do dogs need a flu shot to be boarded?
Canine influenza virus (dog flu) vaccine. Infection rates are high for dogs that are exposed to the virus and dogs can get very sick from CIV. After the initial series, your dog should receive this vaccine every year, and it ideally needs to be completed at least 2 weeks prior to being boarded.
How long after kennel cough vaccine can you board?
Your dog is not fully protected from Bordetella until 72 hours after the KC booster vaccine has been given. Always check with your kennels first as some may have restrictions and may request e.g. a six week period after the vaccine has been given, before allowing them in.
How long does the canine influenza vaccine take to work?
Proper vaccination with both strains of the Canine Influenza Virus (CIV) vaccine will require two initial sets of injections given two to four weeks apart, followed by a yearly booster. NOTE: YOUR PET IS NOT CONSIDERED PROTECTED FROM BOTH VIRUSES UNTIL A MINIMUM OF 14 DAYS AFTER THE SECOND INJECTION.
How long is canine influenza contagious?
It takes about 2 to 4 days (incubation period) for clinical signs to develop after contact with the virus. Infected dogs are most contagious during this incubation period before symptoms occur, making rapid transmission likely. Infected dogs continue to spread the virus for up to 20 days.
How long can a dog be quarantined with canine influenza?
Because these symptoms are the same as any number of respiratory infections, canine influenza cannot be diagnosed on symptoms alone. There are tests that can be preformed to confirm the diagnosis. Because the cough can persist for up to 21 days, a 21-day quarantine is recommended for infected dogs.
How is canine influenza transmitted from dog to dog?
Canine influenza is transmitted from dog to dog by respiratory secretions (i.e. coughing, sneezing, and barking). The virus can live on surfaces for up to 48 hours, so dogs can pick up the virus from kennel surfaces, water and food bowls, collars, leashes, etc.
Where was the first outbreak of canine influenza?
The first recognized outbreak of the H3N8 strain of canine influenza occurred in January 2004 at a greyhound race track in Florida. There have been reported cases in a total of 11 states in the U.S., but only among dogs in race track facilities. The H3N2 virus was first identified in Asia in 2006.
What should I do if my dog has flu?
Treatment can include fluids to maintain hydration, anti-inflammatory medications for fever reduction and discomfort and antibiotics for any suspected secondary bacterial infections are used to support the dog’s health until the virus is fought off by the body’s immune system.