CIV can be difficult to diagnose and potentially difficult to treat. Clinical signs include coughing, sneezing, nasal and ocular discharge, and anorexia These signs may not emerge until after the majority of virus shedding has occurred. Additionally samples collected during clinical exam may not identify CIV.
In the contiguous United States from 2006 to 2014, CIV H3N8 (the previously recognized Canine Influenza Virus) was reported in 36 states. In the short period from March 2, 2015, to September 31, 2015, CIV H3N2 was found in 25 states. Currently it has been reported in nearly all states.
All dogs can be at risk of contracting CIV, regardless of breed, age, sex or health status. In fact it has been reported more commonly healthy adult dogs. In some cases, CIV symptoms can be severe. Prevention remains the best course of action.
There are currently 2 new vaccines available to help protect against CIV (H3N2). If you feel that your dog is at risk of contracting CIV or you have questions, please call or make an appointment (248) 543-2311).
About Canine Influenza Vaccine, H3N2, Killed Virus*
Strain: Canine influenza virus H3N2,
- Conditionally licensed by the USDA
- Aids in controlling disease associated with CIV H3N2
- 2 doses, 3 weeks apart
- Recommended annual revaccination with a single dose