UPDATE March 2016
are still dealing with multiple strains and questionable cross protection by the vaccines.
The disease still seems to be popping up in concentrated yet isolated areas
with the closest to us being in the North Austin/Roundrock area. We have yet to begin vaccinating our own personal dogs and
still advise against commingling your dogs in these dog park type venues.
UPDATE MAY 2015
A single case of canine flu has been confirmed in the Houston area. It is in
a dog from the Chicago area where the largest concentration of canine flu has been previously reported this year. These current
outbreaks are of a different strain than in the past(H3N2 vs H3N8) and it is not known if the current vaccine will cross protect.
Our best current advice is to avoid common areas i.e. dog parks,groomers, etc. in areas where the disease is active.
FEBUARY 2012 and AUGUST 2013
No significant number of confirmed
cases around the state. We would still recommend getting the vaccine if you intend to board or go to dog parks in any
of the metro areas.
UPDATE NOVEMBER 2011
We are still getting a few reports of flu out of the city practices,many of the grooming
and boarding facilities are requiring vaccines for the holidays . Please check with the facility you are using and call us
to schedule an appointment.
Better conformation of canine flu cases have come in from San Antonio. So, do to our proximity,
we have decided to stock the vaccine so we can offer it to any of our clients who feels their exposure warrants