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Old 10-27-2017, 06:36 AM
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Has anyone else heard anything about the canine flu? It?s an epidemic right now in Louisville with a strong outbreak. I tried to board my puppy this weekend and no place would take her without her 2 shot vaccine. I went to the vet to get her first shot and they wouldn?t even let her come inside. They wouldn?t even let her out of the car - so they gave her her shot in the car. Haha. I appreciate them being so cautious. I just didn?t realize it was such a huge thing.
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Old 10-27-2017, 07:15 AM
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Yea it was a big thing earlier this year down here. From what I understand it started and spread quickly through confirmation shows. It was highly contagious and easily transferable. And it was seriously especially for older dogs with compromised immune systems or puppies. A lot of people found that if one of their dogs had it, it would quickly spread through their entire house. I remember reading a story about an confirmation aussie owner who thought one of the dogs was showing signs (presented a lot like kennel cough) but within a day her whole house had it. I want to say she lost an older dog and almost lost a puppy. She told the heart wrenching story of holding her puppy through the night thinking he wasn't going to make it.

The thing is, it presents in the beginning like kennel cough but quickly progresses into fevers and vomiting. It's also spread through the air. An infected dog coughing sends the spores into the air and that's how other dogs are getting it. The thought in show environments that cage covers would help stop or at least diminish the chance of spreading but I think they debunked that. Also, from my understanding, the shot isn't a 100% fail safe. We had a lot of agility shows canceled or moved because of the risk and I took the entire summer of not bringing my dogs out in public because I was not interested in getting them the shot. From my understanding it seems to have died down around here and things are starting to return to normal.

Its great that your vet took extra precautions. It may seem off but it was totally for the better.
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At our veterinarian's office, they advised that there are two active strains of canine influenza, requiring two separate inoculations. Since we have to use a boarding kennel from time to time, we got both vaccines.
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