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Vaccine Clinic at Shores Animal Hospital

Date: Friday, July 28, 2017
Time: 8:00 AM EDT - 8:00 PM EDT
Location: Shores Animal Hospital
Contact: Shores Animal Hospital
(352) 372-8387
Details: Canine Flu Outbreak in Florida Vaccine Clinic at Shores Animal Hospital on July 28th HEALTH OFFICIALS HAVE CONFIRMED OVER A DOZEN CASES OF CANINE INFLUENZA IN GAINESVILLE Pet owners – The canine influenza (canine flu or dog flu) virus has spread across central Florida. There is no evidence the canine flu virus infects people, according to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Canine influenza is spread via respiratory secretions (via coughing, barking and sneezing) and contaminated objects (kennel surfaces, food and water bowls, collars and leashes) and people moving between infected and uninfected dogs. The virus can remain alive and able to infect on surfaces for up to 48 hours, on clothing for 24 hours and on hands for 12 hours. Canine influenza has been reported to infect cats (dog to cat or cat to cat) and there is some evidence that guinea pigs and ferrets can become infected. Canine flu symptoms include cough that persists for 10 to 30 days, loss of appetite, lethargy, fever, sneezing and discharge from eyes and nose. Vaccinations are the only way to keep pets protected from this and other infectious diseases. To combat the spread of canine flu and other diseases such as kennel cough throughout Gainesville, Shores Animal Hospital is hosting a Vaccine Clinic for Dogs on July 28th from 8 am - 8 pm. Low cost vaccinations including canine flu, kennel cough and rabies (which is required by state law for all pets) as well as low cost heartworm tests and parasite screenings are available. Reserve your pet’s appointment by calling 372-PETS (8387) or visit Shores Animal Hospital is located at 3717 NW 13th Street in Gainesville. ¿Se habla español? We have Spanish-speaking veterinarians and staff available to serve you.