10 Signs of Canine Influenza

Canine Influenza, or Dog Flu, is a contagious disease affecting a dog’s respiratory system. The disease is caused by specific influenza viruses known to infect dogs. There are two main, widespread strains of canine influenza viruses; H3N8 and H3N2. Canine influenza viruses (CIV) have never been proven to be transmissible to humans, but it’s always

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Distemper is 100% Preventable with Annual Vaccinations

A recent Distemper outbreak at a St. Louis rescue organization has caused hundreds of dogs to become very ill. This is heartbreaking and is a sad reminder of the importance of annual vaccinations. What is Distemper Distemper is a virus which is spread through the air and by contact (bowls, bedding, etc) with an infected

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Canine Vaccination Packages at VIP Petcare

Annual vaccinations are an important part of your dog or catʼs healthcare routine. You are likely already aware of the comprehensive vaccination packages we offer to keep your pet healthy year-round, and we want to help you learn more about why these are so critically important to the health of your pet. What you will

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Why Should I Vaccinate My Pet?

Vaccinations are an important part of your dog’s or catʼs healthcare routine. At VIP Petcare, we believe ongoing vaccinations throughout the life of your pet are critical to its health and happiness. Cats and dogs need regular vaccinations to prevent diseases than can shorten their life. Our staff is knowledgeable and educated about what vaccines

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August is Immunization Awareness Month!

Check back here often for information about vaccines needed to keep your pets safe while at home and on the go. Canine Flu Vaccination It is always fun to take our pups with us while traveling. We want to make sure they are protected from diseases that can make them sick. Canine Infectious respiratory disease

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Heartworm Awareness

For a variety of reasons, even in regions of the country where winters are cold or the climate is dry, the American Heartworm Society recommends year-round Heartworm prevention. Heartworms (Dirofilaria immitis) are fairly large worms (can grow up to 14 inches long) that, in adulthood, live in the heart and pulmonary arteries of an infected

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10 Things You Should Know About Canine Influenza Virus (H3N2 and H3N8)

You may have heard about the recent outbreak of a new type of dog flu affecting pets across the country. This highly contagious and, in some cases, potentially serious respiratory infection is called canine influenza virus H3N2, or CIV H3N2 for short. This flu is similar to another strain, H3N8, that has already affected dogs

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