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K-9 Influenza

July 5, 2017

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Question: Dr. Polly,
Can you fill me in on the Canine Influenza I have been hearing about on the news! I live in a retirement community with a dog park and my neighbors were telling me I should get Buttons and Missy vaccinated. What do you think? ~ Ginger​​

Answer: Hi Ginger,
Well, the H2N3 (Canine Influenza) is a serious disease and in very young dogs and very old dogs can die. This disease is very infectious and spread via the air. Dog Parks, Grooming and Boarding facilities, etc. are spots your dog will get infected. If you do not take your guys to these places you don’t need the vaccine. You m

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