We have closely followed the Canine Influenza outbreaks, both the H3N8 and H3N2 strains that have been confirmed in dogs around the country. We know that the most recent strain, H3N2 is still very active, with new cases confirmed around the country. Canine Influenza is highly contagious and can sometimes be deadly.
We are dedicated to protecting all of our canine patients and have therefore changed our vaccination protocols.
Effective July 12, 2017, Trooper Veterinary Hospital will require all dogs admitted to our facility to have the H3N2 vaccine. This includes all hospital admissions and lodgers staying for the day or longer.
Additionally, we will not accept any dogs who lodge/board at another facility in the two weeks prior to arriving at Trooper Veterinary Hospital.
- For the best protection, vaccination should ideally be done at least 2 weeks prior to admission.
- The vaccine must be boosted in 3-4 weeks and then once annually.
- If the first vaccine is not boosted on time the series must be restarted.
- A veterinary technician can administer the vaccine as long as one of our doctors has examined the patient within the last 12 months.
- If your dog is sick, they should be examined by a doctor prior to vaccination.
Our staff is available to assist you if you have any questions.
Please read more about Canine Influenza at www.dogflufacts.com