Important Information Regarding the Canine Influenza Vaccine
Recently we were alerted that some Richmond, Virginia area boarding facilities will be requiring all dogs utilizing their services be vaccinated for the canine influenza virus. It should be noted that canine influenza has not been reported in Richmond and not all kennels are requiring this precaution. To better serve our clients Shady Grove Animal Clinic will now carry the vaccines for both the h3n8 and h3n2 influenza viruses. If you decide to vaccinate your dog it is recommended that both vaccines be utilized, and it should be understood that neither vaccine is effective without a booster shot 3-4 weeks after the initial inoculation. As summer approaches, we recommend you contact your preferred boarding facility to ensure that your pet will meet all requirements. If you have further questions about the vaccines, please contact us at Shady Grove.