Canine Influenza outbreak in the Tri-state Area!

Veterinarians and shelters are reporting a dramatic increase in Canine Influenza cases, with some shelters even halting all adoptions due to the recent outbreak.

Our doctors strongly recommend that any dog not currently vaccinated against this extremely contagious virus begin immunization immediately.

Canine Influenza is a relatively new disease caused by a “flu” virus (similar to the human flu). Although it is overall not a serious disease, it can be very contagious. A few cases can also progress to significant illness and pneumonia.

It is spread through direct contact between dogs (licking, nuzzling) even while dogs are not currently coughing or showing any other signs of illness.

Please call us with any questions and to schedule an appointment!

University Animal Hospital

(212) 288-8884

354 East 66th Street

New York, NY

10065

 

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