- Canine Influenza (CIV) causes symptoms that are indistinguishable from other respiratory diseases.
- Most dogs recover within 2 to 3 weeks. Some require antibiotics.
- CIV is more likely to cause severe disease or death in very young and old dogs, as well as brachycepholic breeds and dogs with underlying respiratory or cardiac disease.
- Signs can include: runny eyes, runny nose, coughing, general malaise and fever.
- Dogs in contact with other dogs at events, kennels, dog parks, classes or competitions are more likely to be exposed.
- Vaccines are available and can help reduce the likelihood and severity of disease.
- We use CIV vaccine in high risk situations which would include dogs travelling to the United States, dogs imported from
- Asia such as rescue or foster animals or dogs that are at high risk of contact with confirmed cases of CIV. To date, there have been no confirmed cases of CIV in our area.
If you think your dog may have canine influenza, it is very important to contact us: 613-345-3401. If you have any questions or concerns, we are always happy to speak with you about CIV.