Get your dog vaccinated against the newest Dog Flu at Wolfgang’s Pet Stop
The dog flu that many of our community’s dogs and cats are currently vaccinated against is the Canine Influenza Virus H3N8. In the last year, we have been following the movement of the new Canine Influenza virus H3N2. This virus is new to the continent (so dogs lack any immunity), easily spread through the air and can make dogs and cats very sick. Chicago has been hit hardest, calling it an epidemic that has killed more than 1000 pets, as reported by by NPR recently.
Is it in our area?
As of now, some vets have referenced isolated instances in Lake St. Louis, MO, Belleville, IL and Edwardsville, IL. Last week a local news station posted a story about H3N2 hitting St. Louis and the many concerned pet parents called to inquire. The H3N2 Task force at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine cannot confirm much activity yet in the St. Louis area, but all sources seem to agree that due to the ease of transmission of this virus and the fact that our dogs and cats lack of immunity, it’s spread to our area would and likely will be particularly damaging.
To protect the pets in our community and in our Wolfgang’s Pet Stop pack, we are implementing this vaccine as a requirement of our attendance policy: Starting April 1, 2016 we will require all dogs who attend our dog daycare to be vaccinated against H3N2 Virus as well as Rabies, Distemper and Bordetella. Any exceptions to this policy will have to be requested by the pet’s veterinarian.
Dog Flu Vaccine Days
at Wolfgang’s Pet Stop
March 4th, 2016 10a.m. – 12p.m.
March 18th, 2016 10a.m. – 12p.m.
*both boosters required
$75 (covers both boosters)
Mobile Veterinary Services