Canine influenzais a highly contagious virus that has been rapidly spreading over the years. We now offer a vaccination for the canine influenza and recommend that all dogs who are going to boarding, grooming, or dog parks to be vaccinated. Canine influenza is highly contagious and 80% of dogs who contract the virus show symptoms. Symptoms of canine influenza include lethargy, inappetence, coughing, and nasal discharge. Unlike the human flu, canine influenza can be contracted year round. If you suspect your dog has contracted canine influenza it is important to have them assessed by your veterinarian to determine the best course of action. It’s important to note that it can take 2-3 weeks for dogs to recover from this illness with supportive care like medications and fluids.