You may have heard about the recent outbreak of a new type of dog flu affecting pets across the country. This highly contagious and, in some cases, potentially serious respiratory infection is called canine influenza virus H3N2, or CIV H3N2 for short. This flu is similar to another strain, H3N8, that has already affected dogs throughout the country.
The good news is that VIP Petcare now carries vaccines to help control the disease associated with CIV H3N2 and H3N8. Dogs need to be vaccinated for both strains in order to be fully protected because both strains have been diagnosed in over 38 states to date. Learn more about canine influenza virus.