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Is your companion at risk for the canine flu?

Does your dog:
Come from a shelter, breeder or pet store?
Board at kennels or visit doggy day cares?
Attend group training classes?
Visit a groomer or dog parks?
Travel across state lines or internationally?
If you have answered yes to any of these questions, it is time to call us today to find out how to protect your companion!

Most dogs are at risk but these activities greatly increase your companion's exposure to canine influenza. Canine Influenza is caused by the "flu" virus and can cause respiratory infections and lead to pneumonia. This disease is very contagious and only affects dogs. Protection in the form of a vaccine is available at Society Hill Veterinary Hospital. The vaccine has been proven to be safe for your companion and has been used in over a million dogs so far.

Is Canine Influenza contagious?

This disease is very contagious. If can only spread from dog to dog, humans can not catch the canine flu from their companion.

Canine Influenza is spread 3 ways:

1. Direct Contact (licking, nuzzling)
2. In the air (coughing and sneezing)
3. Contaminated objects (shared toys, or when a person is carrying the virus on their hands and pets a dog)

For all appointments scheduled for the canine influenza vaccine, we will be offering two months worth of Activyl Tick Plus as a gift for National Pet Appreciation Week and as a thank you for keeping your companion protected and healthy. Offer Ends 05/10/14. Supplies are limited so contact us today!

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