If your pet has a weakened immune system, is a young puppy, or is a senior dog, refrain from bringing him/her to social settings where they will come into contact with large amounts of dogs. Boost your pet’s immune system at home by supplementing plain full-fat yogurt, a probiotic, Colloidal Silver, or Colostrum to their diet. Lastly, speak with your vet about a vaccination plan that is best for your dog’s individual needs
H3N2 Symptoms & Facts
- Symptoms include coughing, sneezing, fever, lethargy, eye discharge and reduced appetite
- 12 case have been confirmed in FL
- It cannot spread to humans
- H3N2 is very contagious, and can spread from dogs to cats
- Puppies, elderly, pregnant, and dogs that travel or socialize with other dogs are at the highest risk for H3N2
If your Dog shows Flu Symptoms
- Keep your dog separate from healthy animals.
- Call your vet to alert them, and use a side entrance (not the waiting room) when visiting the vet.
- Tell your vet if your dog has been to kennels, dog shows, daycare, dog parks, or other events with many animals present.
- Change clothes after interacting with your sick animal.
- If your dog is diagnosed with H3N2, tell the owners of any other pets your dog has potentially exposed to the virus.
- Also, if your dog has been diagnosed with the H3N2 virus, notify any pet care/ training facilities your dog has attended in the last two weeks.