Do your own research to determine what benefits and detriments the dog flu vaccine poses for your pet.Since the dog flu has been noticed since early 2011 the vaccines can be similarly judged as the human vaccines are for effectiveness.
Similar to human flu symptoms is the canine flu. The dog will experience some persistent coughing and thick nasal drainage. In advanced cases the dog will have a fever and respiratory complications with difficulty breathing.Know your pet well to observe slight changes. It will then be necessary for pet owners to realize when the severe flu symptoms occur.
Merck Co. and Pfizer are the two leading drug companies who manufacture the dog flu vaccine. The number of cases have been compiled by the Merck Co. spanning to over 38 states.Notice that one of the producers of the vaccine is compiling the list of the affected dogs. Consider looking into where the dog specimens to diagnosis the dog flu are sent. Furthermore who owns these labs that do the testing?
Reasons Not to Get Dog Flu Vaccine
Like any vaccine the dog flu vaccine is not always recommended by every veterinarian. Talk with your own dog health care person to find out if your pet actually needs or should have the flu vaccine before getting it for your canine.Every medicine, even the preventive ones have side effects. Know what you are putting into your dog. Question the reason why too.
Reasons to Get Dog Flu Vaccine
The dog flu vaccine might be actually required by some boarders of dogs that want to prevent the spread of the flu to other dogs in those facilities. When your dog needs an overnight stay at an animal hospital some of those might also demand the flu vaccine be given prior to that visit.Dogie day care places might be asking for the dog flu vaccine immunization to be given too.You might contemplate taking your dog elsewhere if you determine not to vaccinate your dog with the dog flu vaccine.Ask if there is a titre that can taken to prevent you from vaccinating your dog against the do flu if you really do not want to.
Cost of the Vaccine
First of all you will have a veterinarian visit charge.That varies from doctor and region. Then the vaccine can cost from $15 to $45. There are boosters each year to keep the level of immunization at a healthy limit, so those subsequent visits might be less expensive.As the dog flu vaccine becomes widely advertised there will be flu clinics for dogs that will entice pet owners to get their dog vaccinated at those clinics. Talk to your veterinarian before taking part in those vaccination clinics.
Like all medications, the dog flu vaccine has side effects. Be aware of all those and watch for them in your pet within the first 24 hours of the vaccine being given to your pet.Report those immediately to your veterinarian or bring your dog to see your dog health care provider ASAP.