March 18,2016

Canine Influenza Virus (Dog Flu) Vaccination

What You Should Know and How We Can Help

The dog flu is a contagious respiratory disease caused by a Type A influenza virus commonly referred to as “canine influenza virus.” While there are two different flu viruses, the one known as H3N2, which emerged in the Chicago area in 2015, is the virus that is affecting dogs all over the United States especially in Illinois. For more information on the symptoms, transmission and treatments, click here.

While rarely fatal, this illness can be difficult and very expensive to treat, vaccination against this disease is strongly recommended.

To help combat this virus, The Anti-Cruelty Society is offering the Canine Influenza Vaccine and booster vaccine for $25 apiece when you schedule an appointment through our Spay/Neuter program. In order for the vaccine to be effective, two vaccines must be given 3-4 weeks apart.
Because of the seriousness of the situation, we are offering the 2nd (booster) vaccination in our clinic Monday-Friday from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. No appointment is necessary.

For additional questions about Canine Influenza or the vaccines, you can contact the clinic Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.–4 p.m. at (312) 644-8338, ext. 350 or 351.