Center for Veterinary Care

236 East 75th Street
New York, NY 10021


 June 2018

 Canine Influenza notification


To our valued clients

With the recently publicized diagnosis of multiple cases of Canine Influenza (H3N2/H3N8) in Brooklyn, Manhattan and New Jersey, we at the Center for Veterinary Care would like to keep you updated and informed.

There currently is  a vaccination that aids in protection from  two strains of the Canine Influenza virus. For patients receiving the vaccine for the first time, an initial dose is administered followed by a booster 3 weeks later to provide immunity.  

It is our recommendation that any dog that goes to a daycare, boarding, or grooming facility, dog run, or is walked in a group setting,  be vaccinated. Patients who have been examined at the practice within the last 2 months may be vaccinated without an office exam fee.

Please feel free to call with any questions or concerns and to schedule an appointment.








June 2015

For flea and tick control this season we are offering both oral and topical treatments. 

Please feel free to call and talk to one of our doctors or staff regarding which product is appropriate for your pet.




January 2010

We want you to know that there has been a recent outbreak of the Canine Influenza virus ("dog flu") in the Manhattan area. 

In general, 80% of pets that are exposed to this new respiratory virus will become infected. 

Pets with influenza will often show signs including coughing, a runny nose, sneezing or a persistent "throat clearing." 

A very small percentage of pets affected can get more severe illness such as a bacterial infection on top of the viral flu or pneumonia.

Dogs that are at risk for influenza include:

*dogs that go to day care, boarding or grooming facilities

*dogs that play with other dogs in the park or during "off leash" hours
*dogs that are walked in groups or walked at times where there are other dogs around
*dogs that are social with other dogs
If you have questions regarding your pet's risk, please feel free to contact our office during regular business hours.
There is a vaccine that has recently been approved to help decrease the spread of influenza and decrease the severity and duration of the illness. 
If your pet has any of the above mentioned risk factors, we strongly advise that you call our office to schedule a consult.
This vaccine is administered just like the rabies vaccine or the canine distemper vaccine and is boostered in two weeks and then annually.  Side effects have been minimal.