We have been made aware of a confirmed case of Canine Influenza Virus (CIV) in the Greater Nashville Area. Studies have shown that 80-90% of dogs exposed will become infected and Influenza is often a severe and, in some cases, a fatal illness.
Dogs that contract Canine Influenza may develop symptoms including coughing, sneezing, nasal discharge, and fever, with symptoms often lasting 20-30 days. Severe forms of influenza are often seen in our most at risk populations (pediatric and geriatric) and will lead to symptoms of high fevers (104°F - 106°F), pneumonia, and respiratory distress.
The last time a severe outbreak occurred was in 2015 in Chicago. The best way we can prevent an outbreak like this is to get as many dogs as possible in the Nashville area protected from Canine Influenza and we want to do our part.
Vaccination for CIV requires a series of 2 shots, which normally costs $120 for both, but because this is a pet public health issue, we are slashing the cost & making each dose only $24. We know vaccination is the best way to counteract the spread of this virus and hope to help our patients remain ahead of the curve!