Contagious for Dogs, Costly to Your Business

Dog Flu is a highly contagious respiratory disease.
Care for your customers and care for your business. Require vaccination.


All it takes is one infected dog, or one infected surface, for a Dog Flu outbreak to begin.

Contagious for Dogs

Dog Flu, also referred to as Canine Influenza or CIV, is highly contagious and rapidly spread by a combination of aerosols, droplets, and direct contact with respiratory secretions or contaminated fomites.

The virus particles form suspensions that remain airborne for prolonged periods of time, after which they settle on surfaces.2,23 Due to the particular way this virus spreads, pet professionals must be cautiously aware and follow prevention and containment protocol.

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Costly to Your Business

A Dog Flu outbreak can affect many dogs and have a major impact on a facility. Cleanup can be costly, the facility may face a temporary shutdown, and its reputation can be tarnished.

The Best Treatment Approach to Dog Flu is Effective Prevention


About 25% of pet care facilities are now requiring a Dog Flu vaccination for pets prior to admission.3

Other Preventative Measures

Educating staff and dog owners about protocols for preventing the spread of Dog Flu is critical to an overall management strategy.


Learn from what other pet owners and professionals have experienced.

2017 AAHA Canine
Vaccination Guidelines

Find a recommended vaccination list tailored for every dog--calculated by age, personality and environment.

Heroes for Healthy Pets

Help prevent the spread of Dog Flu through the Heroes for Healthy Pets Infectious Disease Management Certification Program.


The Infectious Disease Handbook, Powered by Nobivac

Stay on top of preventive care, and keep your business free from an outbreak, with this free handbook from medical and industry professionals

Kennel & Boarding Safety Recommendations

Dog Flu is a growing concern across kennels and boarding facilities, learn more about prevention and containment.

AAHA reports on how kennels and boarding facilities are reacting to the Dog Flu outbreak in Trends Magazine.

2. Crawford C, Spindel M. Canine influenza. In: Miller L, Hurley K, eds. Infectious Disease Management in Animal Shelters. Ames, IA: Wiley-Blackwell; 2009:173-180.

3. Data on file, Merck Animal Health.

23. Tellier R. Review of aerosol transmission of influenza A virus. Emerg Infect Dis. 2006;12:1657-1662.


Read common questions about Dog Flu strains, spread and vaccinations.

About Dog Flu

Read more about Dog Flu origins, treatment, symptoms and prevention.

Locate a Veterinarian

Speak to a pet professional about vaccination and other preventive measures.