Officials have warned about a recent increase in cases of the highly contagious H3N2 Canine Influenza in Georgia. This flu is highly contagious and can be spread with coughing, barking, and transferred by infected objects. Vaccination is recommendation is for all dogs that are frequently around other dogs, dog parks, boarding, grooming, etc. It is also recommended for older and immunosuppressed dogs.
Wag Atlanta is taking steps to further protect your babies. Because 20% of dogs with the flu will show no symptoms, we can not just rely on visually examining our four legged guests at check in. We strongly urge you to have your dog vaccinated with the H3N2 vaccination immediately and beginning on January 1, 2018:
ALL DOGS ENTERING WAG ATLANTA MUST BE VACCINATED FOR CANINE INFLUENZA H3N2.
Though we have not seen any cases here at Wag Atlanta, we want to keep your pets as safe as possible. We realize it is an inconvenience and expense and we know you have a choice about where you take your pet play and stay. We appreciate all our pet parents who know our priority is your pet's health and happiness.
For your convenience, we are offering the Canine Flu bivalent vaccine at Wag Atlanta, better protecting your dog from both the H3N2 and H3N8 Canine Flu. This vaccine requires two doses 2-4 weeks apart. Your dog would not be considered vaccinated until the 2nd vaccine. Annual revaccination requires just one dose.