Is Your Business at Risk from a Dog Flu outbreak?
Dog Flu is most easily spread in settings where dogs congregate. In businesses that care for multiple dogs, with many dog personalities visiting at once, one infected dog could quickly spread Dog Flu to an entire group.
If you're a groomer or dog walker, or if you own or operate a doggie daycare, dog park, kennel, shelter, or animal health clinic, this could mean a loss of time and money. Even worse, you'll be unable to provide service and care to the dog owners who depend on you. You may even put pets' lives at risk.
Dogs may pass the flu virus through respiratory secretions, such as coughs or sneezes. Or, they may pass it through normal social contact such as nuzzling and licking. It's important to be aware of the clinical signs of illness and to encourage or require your clients to get a canine influenza vaccine before visiting.
Healthy dogs are essential to a heathy business. Nobivac® Canine Flu Bivalent from Merck Animal Health can help protect you and your clients from the effects of this potentially serious respiratory illness.
"We had an outbreak of H3N2 canine influenza in our boarding facility and nearly every client dog – as many as 60 – was sick."
– Michael Mayer, Owner of Hip Hounds Kennel, Round Rock, TX