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Canine Flu Vaccine Available

Protect Your Pet from the Current Dog Flu Outbreak There are two dog flu viruses currently active in the US (H3N8 and H3N2) with the latest outbreaks in California all being H3N2 virus. At the present time, the currently available “dog flu vaccine” helps prevent both currently active strains of the dog flu (H3N8 and H3N2). The vaccines are initially given as an injection, then a booster is given after approximately 3 weeks, and then the dog should re-boostered every year. Recent Outbreak of Dog […]

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Canine Flu Vaccine Clinic – May 11

No Appointment Needed. $15 Discount. In recent weeks, dog flu has been identified in Los Angeles area dogs & could be a threat to your pup. Vaccination is the best way to protect dogs from dog flu. That’s why on May 11, 2017 we are partnering with Merck Animal Health for “Los Angeles K9 Influenza Vaccine Day” to offer discounted dog flu vaccines at our clinic. Unite in the effort to protect your dog, and help stop the spread of this […]

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Canine Flu Outbreak & Vaccine

The announcement by officials of the LA County Public Health Department that canine influenza had been found in several dogs that were shipped to our area has caused dog owners to be concerned for their dog’s safety. And they have many reasons to be, as this is the same strain of the influenza virus that lead to infections of thousands of cases in the Midwest last year and resulted in a few, but not insignificant, number of deaths. This has […]

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Canine Flu Outbreak & Vaccine

A very small but serious outbreak of H3N2 canine flu has been reported in the Los Angeles area. While there is not major cause for alarm, responsible dog owners should consider a canine flu vaccination for their dogs. Manhattan Beach Animal Hospital is offering the canine flu vaccine that protects your dog from H3N2. What is H3N2 Canine Flu? The H3N2 flu strain of canine flu was first reported in Chicago, back in in 2015. In March 2017, a new […]

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Vets Explain Dog Shots (Vaccinations)

How Dog Vaccine Shots Work – Dog vaccines, or dog shots, work by activating your dog’s immune system – getting it “prepared” to fight diseases to which they may be exposed at some point in the future. Vaccine shots trigger your dog’s antibodies, which are special cells that will jump into action and destroy bacteria or viruses that cause disease when they enter the dog’s body. The optimal time to start a dog’s vaccinations is when they are 7 to […]

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Vets Explain Cat Shots (Vaccinations)

How Cat Vaccine Shots Work – Cat vaccines – or “shots” – work by triggering your cat’s immune responses – preparing their immune system to fight diseases to which they may be exposed in the future. Vaccination shots stimulate your cat’s antibodies that will destroy disease-causing bacteria or viruses that enter the body. The best time to begin your cat’s vaccinations is at 7 to 8 weeks of age. The first set of shots is given in a series followed by […]

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