UPDATE Feb 2018
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 those dog park type venues. We do stock the vaccine for travelers to affected
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. (Chicago)
UPDATE 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 it.