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Alert: Update on Canine Influenza Virus

In late June, Carolina Mountain Dog reported on the relatively new "dog flu" known as Canine Influenza Virus (CIV). You can read the post here.

We have just received an alert from R.E.A.C.H., the emergency animal hospital in Asheville, that they have recently seen an increase in cases of CIV.

According to R.E.A.C.H., "Two patients have been tested and confirmed to have canine influenza. The flu vaccine may not be effective against this new and different strain. Signs of respiratory disease include coughing, sneezing, runny nose and eyes, fever and sluggishness. If your dog exhibits these signs, contact your regular vet or our hospital immediately. To protect your pet, don't let him or her interact with other dogs who are not his housemates.  For the time being, keep your dogs at home."

R.E.A.C.H. is open 24 hours a day. For more information, call R.E.A.C.H. at (828) 665-4399.


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