The Doctors at Cedar Pet Clinic Lake Elmo are aware of the concerns your families are probably having in regards to all the Canine Influenza talk in the news right now. We wanted to give you some information and let you know that our staff can also answer any questions you may have about the current outbreaks.
At this time Canine Influenza H3N2 has been confirmed in Chicago and a few surrounding states, including Wisconsin and Iowa. To date, there is no confirmed cases in our area or the state of Minnesota. This is a different strain of Canine Influenza than has previously been seen in the United States. We have historically seen outbreaks of the H3N8 strain, which have been confined to the eastern United States, from New York to Florida. Currently the H3N8 strain is the only approved vaccine for Canine Influenza.