In the month of July there have been two confirmed cases of Canine Influenza Virus H3N2 in Michigan. The dogs were at a kennel in Shelby, Michigan and neither were vaccinated for this virus. Many kennels and daycares in the area are now requiring this vaccine and we have a combination vaccine available that protects against both strains of CIV. Influenza viruses cause respiratory symptoms like sneezing, coughing, fever, lethargy, ocular and nasal discharge, and occasionally gastrointestinal symptoms like vomiting or diarrhea.
The following material is from the manufacturer of the CIV vaccine and contains valuable information about the two different influenza viruses we have in the United States and frequently asked questions.