Canine Influenza Update 6/21/2023

Dear Pet Parents,

As of June 21, 2023, we have made the decision to put our Canine Influenza protocol back in place to ensure the safety of our patients. The Canine Influenza Virus (CIV) continues to be a highly contagious virus spread among dogs in the area. The clinical signs of CIV in dogs, if shown, can be mild and include a cough, runny nose and fever. The virus can occasionally be severe and result in pneumonia or death. Due to these concerns, we wants to minimize our effected patients' exposure in our clinic. If your pet is scheduled for an appointment and displaying any of the listed signs of CIV, please remain in your vehicle upon arrival and call our office for further instructions.

It is recommended that if your pet is showing any of the CIV symptoms to strictly quarantine them for 30 days in your house and yard with no other dog-to-dog interactions. Please stay out of dog parks, boarding/daycare facilities, grooming and other social events that may have high canine attendance to prevent the spread of CIV. If your dog is not displaying any of the CIV symptoms, then it is okay to continue bringing your dog to these places as before but please be aware that CIV is highly contagious and continues to spread between our canine friends.

Should you have further questions or concerns about Canine Influenza (CIV), you may call our office at 952-942-5506 or email us at [email protected]. Please allow 24-48 hours for a response to any voicemails or emails regarding this matter. You can also find out additional information by visiting the Minnesota Board of Animal Health website.

We will provide updates through our blog and social media pages as information and recommendations become available.

Thank you,
The Staff of Anderson Lakes Animal Hospital

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