Canine influenza is a highly contagious airborne disease, much like kennel cough (Bordetella). The virus can travel in droplets from a cough or sneeze and can be transmitted by contact with contaminated objects (for instance, a chew toy or water bowl). Dogs can spread the disease without showing symptoms.

There is a mild form of the disease and a more severe form that is accompanied by pneumonia.The mild form causes a moist cough, fever, and lethargy. Infected dogs often sneeze, have eye and nasal discharge. A dog with the severe form will have a high fever, increased respiratory rate or panting, difficulty breathing, and severe cough. This form can be life-threatening.

As of 3/1/18, there have now been 3 confirmed cases of CIV in the Grants Pass area of Southern Oregon.

Today, we’re lucky enough to have Dr. Beedle here to answer all your questions about Canine Influenza!
 

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