NEW VACCINE REQUIREMENT
Beginning March 1, 2019 The Country Cottage Kennel will require the canine influenza vaccine (H3N8 and H3N2)
Please be aware that this vaccine requires a second booster vaccine approximately three weeks after the initial vaccine. Ideally this final booster should be given 2 weeks prior to your pet’s visit.
When this vaccination was first introduced, not all of the local veterinary community felt this vaccine was necessary, or needed as the majority of canine flu cases were in other parts of the country. As such, we didn’t require this vaccine and requested pet owners discuss the need for this vaccination with their veterinarian.
As this vaccine has been proven affective and as more canine flu cases have been identified in the midwest part of the US, the vast majority of our local veterinarians are recommending that the canine influenza (H3N8 and H3N2) vaccine be added as a required vaccine for pets that are boarding, grooming, training, visiting pet parks or pet stores, and participating in day care.