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Friday, April 17, 2015

Fort Thomas Animal Hospital on the Canine Influenza

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Drs. Jean Pritchard and Allen Turner of Fort Thomas Animal Hospital have been a Fort Thomas stalwart for years for all issues dealing with our four-legged friends.

The canine influenza is something that has killed many dogs around surrounding states and infected thousands of others. Dr. Turner recently addressed it on their Facebook page.

"As most of you know, there has been an outbreak of canine influenza in the Chicago area that has affected approximately 1,000 dogs. The University of Wisconsin has established (that) this is a new strain of canine flu from Asia."

"We are not aware of any confirmed influenza cases in the Cincinnati area. We currently do not recommend routine immunization of dogs for influenza at this time. We do have the vaccine if needed. If you have any questions or concerns regarding risk and/or vaccination, please email us at, and one of our doctors will get back to you as soon as possible. We will keep you informed of any further developments," said Turner.

Here is the American Veterinary Medical Association Guide to Canine Influenza. 

Here are the FAQs on the strain from the American Veterinary Medical Association.

1 comment:

  1. Dogs can get the flu? That is so sad! I would hate it if my dog got this. Is there no real cure for it? I see that you have a vaccine, but it says nothing about a cure.