Influenza Outbreak in the Bay Area

Traveling with your pup to the Bay Area?

The San Francisco SPCA has reported multiple confirmed cases of Canine Influenza in the past few weeks. So if you and your pet pal are going to be taking any trips up North, make sure to have them vaccinated before your trip! Click here to read the Time Magazine article on the most recent outbreak.

“Canine influenza (CI), or dog flu, is a highly contagious viral infection affecting dogs and also cats. Influenza viruses belong to the family Orthomyxoviridae. Canine influenza is a Type A influenza virus and is further identified based on the composition of two specific proteins in the lipid outer layer of the capsid: hemagglutinin (HA) and neuraminidase (NA). At present, two strains of canine influenza virus have been identified in the United States: H3N8 and H3N2.” (Click here for more info on Canine Influenza from the AVMA.)

If you have questions or concerns regarding your pet and Canine influenza, call us at 805-529-6833 or click here to request and appointment.

Stay Safe!

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