At Animal Hospital in Fairfield, we support a trusting and compassionate relationship between pets and their owners by practicing a progressive approach towards medicine and offering the best treatment available. Together, we work with our clients and focus on education to ensure that their four-legged companion gets everything they need to live a long, comfortable life.
"I've been going to the Animal Hospital for 28 years and I have never been disappointed. I've recommended them to family members and friends."
"We are so appreciative of the whole staff who went above and beyond for helping us find a way to care for our cat. Thank you!"
January 2018: Update on Canine Influenza (CIV H3N2)
You may have heard about the recent outbreak of a new type of “dog flu” affecting pets across the country. This highly contagious and, for some dogs, potentially serious respiratory infection is caused by canine influenza virus H3N2.
Canine influenza is now being seen in Northern California. Dogs that are frequently in contact with other dogs may be at high risk of infection with this virus. This includes dogs that are boarded, groomed, enrolled in daycare, or often visit the local dog park. Dogs may also be exposed at dog shows, meets, or trials.
The good news is that our office now has a vaccine available to help control disease associated with canine influenza. Though dogs who have been vaccinated can still become ill from canine influenza, the vaccine should keep them from being as sick. The vaccine is given as an initial dose and then a booster 2-4 weeks later, and full-strength protection sets in about a week after the booster.
Please call our office to discuss your dog’s risk for canine influenza. This is particularly important if you plan to board your dog in the near future or regularly send him or her to a grooming or daycare facility, or if you will be at a dog show, trial, or meet with a lot of other dogs. We’ll answer all your questions about dog flu and help you decide whether vaccination is right for your pet. You can also visit Dogflufacts.com for more information.