Dog Flu Vaccines Required for Doggy Day Care and Pet Boarding

For the health and safety of the dogs that attend doggy day care and are boarded or groomed in our facility, Tuscan Ridge Animal Hospital now requires canine influenza vaccinations.

Tuscan Ridge is one of several animal facilities that has tightened its protocols after the canine influenza virus infected dogs in several states throughout the Southeastern U.S. It is believed to have spread among animals at dog shows in Florida and Georgia.

The virus is generally mild, similar to the flu in humans, but is highly contagious. In rare cases, the virus can be fatal in young, elderly and immune-compromised dogs.

In June, Dr. Kelly Harper alerted patients and families about the recent outbreak of canine influenza. As always, please contact Dr. Harper with any questions or concerns.