Dear Pet Parents,
As you are aware, we are requesting that as of May 15 your dog receive the Bivalent Influenza Vaccine (H3N8+H3N2) as part of our required vaccination policy.
The Canine Influenza virus (H3N8) is a respiratory infection affecting dogs. Most recently, a new strain has emerged identified as H3N2. H3N2 has been reported in over 30 states including Massachusetts. Like the flu in humans, this virus has the potential to mutate, and keeping your dog protected is our top priority. Symptoms include coughing, nasal discharge, sneezing, fever, and these symptoms can lead to pneumonia. Therefore, in keeping with the utmost care and best practices that we have instituted for our dogs, we will require dogs attending any services at J.M. Pet Resort be vaccinated against both viruses by May 15, 2017.
1) If your pet is a current client of J.M. Pet Resort and you use our services such as Daycare, Boarding, etc., your pet will be required to be vaccinated against both strains H3N8 & H3N2 by May 15, 2017.
– If your pet is due between now and May 15 for their flu vaccine, please ensure your dog receives the vaccination against both strains H3N8 & H3N2.
– If your pet has already received the flu vaccine for H3N8, the immunization must be updated with the new vaccine by May 15, 2017.
2) J.M. Pet Resort & J.M. Pet Vet can vaccinate your dog should your pet be due for the immunization ($30).
Please do not hesitate to call J.M. Pet Resort or talk with the team at J.M. Pet Vet if you have any questions or concerns regarding this new vaccine, or its protocol.
Thank you for supporting us in keeping our pets happy & healthy!