UPDATE – June 2017
Canine flu is in South Carolina. If your pet is at risk ( boards, gets groomed, or goes to the dog park, beach, or any place with many dogs), we strongly recommend the vaccine.
Below is a link to a brief article pertaining to the latest outbreak info:
Canine Influenza Confirmed in 8 States
For more detailed information on what you, as a pet owner should know, please visit the American Veterinary Medical Association’s site:
Canine Influenza: Pet Owners’ Guide
UPDATE – 25 June, 2015
***There has been a confirmed case of Canine Influenza H3N2 in Mt. Pleasant, SC.*** Please seek immediate medical attention if your dog shows respiratory signs or general malaise (feels blah, won’t eat, low energy). Use extreme caution when traveling to or accepting doggie visitors from the Midwest (particularly Chicago), Georgia (Atlanta) or Florida. This disease is highly contagious and difficult to diagnose. Please call with any questions.
UPDATE – 22 June, 2015
There were many Atlanta news reports in late June. An example 22 June 2015 myfoxnews snippet below:
“Recently the number of ‘dog flu’ cases has risen dramatically shutting down at least one dog daycare in metro Atlanta. Up until a month ago a majority of the cases of dog flu had been limited to the Midwest, most specifically the Chicago area. But now the phrase dog flu is becoming a common one on message boards and social media.”
The best sources of information available can be found at the links below:
Veterinary Partner and American Veterinary Medical Association