4801 N. Holland-Sylvania Rd | Sylvania OH 43560
p. 419.885.4421 | f. 419.885.0244 | e. firstname.lastname@example.org
H3N8 Positive Dog in Toledo
We have just confirmed 2 separate cases of dogs diagnosed with the H3N8 strain of canine influenza. These dogs are from two different families that reside in the Toledo area. They are currently being treated with supportive care at area veterinary hospitals.
In addition to Monroe County, Grand Rapids and the Detroit area, our region has now been added to the growing list of places CIV is invading. So, what does this mean for dogs and dog owners in the Northwest Ohio/Southeastern Michigan area? It is crucial for owners to vaccinate their dogs. We have been warning of the seriousness of this disease for almost a year now, and maintain that point of view. If you haven't taken our earlier warnings seriously, you should now. While it is not guaranteed a CIV vaccinated dog will not be affected after coming into contact with a positive dog, it has been proven their symptoms are less serious and their recovery time is shortened.
If your dog has not received the H3N8 or H3N2 vaccines, we would like to plead with you to do so right away. Please call our office at 419.885.4421 to schedule.