Dog and Cat Vaccinations in Oakland, CA
Canine Flu Outbreak in Oakland, CA
As of June 2019, there has been a canine flu outbreak in Oakland, California. Canine flu is a highly infectious illness that causes flu-like symptoms such as lethargy, coughing, sneezing, and fever. The disease spreads easily from dog to dog, between shared items such as water bowls or toys, as well as on human hands and clothing. Most mild cases can be treated with rest at home, yet pets who are vulnerable (very young or very old dogs, or those with existing medical conditions) could develop more severe cases that can threaten their well-being. Due to this outbreak, we're recommending dogs be vaccinated with our bivalent canine flu vaccine that protects them from both the H3N2 and H3N8 strains. Please contact us for more information regarding the outbreak or our vaccine.
What Vaccines Does My Dog and Cat Need?
Vaccinations protect pets from viral and bacterial diseases. Dog and cat vaccination protocols vary depending on species, age, and lifestyle and are tailored to your pet’s individual needs. Thornhill Pet Hospital's vaccines recommendations are based on the recommendations of the AAHA-AVMA Preventive HealthCare Guidelines Task Force and are detailed below for both dogs and cats: