Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease

In an abundance of caution and in response to a late 2017 outbreak of Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease (CIRD) in Franklin County, we now recommend vaccinating for BOTH Canine Influenza and Kennel Cough in high risk dogs.  Learn more below!

More About CIRD

Flu Occurs Coast to Coast

Canine Influenza Flu Map

Check out the real-time Cornell University H3N2 Flu Surveillance Map.  There are reasonably close cases reported!

CIRD Pathogens

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Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease (CIRD) is caused by multiple pathogens: Bordetella, Parainfluenza, Influenza, Mycoplasma, CAV-2, CDV, and many more!

Diagnosing CIRD

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In our experience, most cases of CIRD are diagnosed by exam only.  In the recent 2017 local outbreak it appears less than 20% were tested to identify the CIRD pathogen(s).

Bivalent Flu Vaccination

Bivalent Flu Vaccine Merck

We recommend and administer Bivalent Canine Flu Vaccine from Merck for high risk patients.  Call to schedule today!

Kennel Cough Vaccination

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We recommend and administer a combo Kennel Cough Vaccine like Intra-Trac 3 by Merck for high risk patients.  Call to schedule today!

High Risk Lifestyles

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  • Puppy classes
  • Doggie day care or boarding
  • Grooming
  • Dog shows or sports events
  • Dog park visits
  • Visiting any gathering of multiple dogs