We are curious how all of our readers are dealing with canine influenza, but we are being homebodies this summer to avoid the doggie flu.
As you have probably heard, canine influenza is again in the news. We have no intention of adding to unnecessary panic or bad information, so we will simply link to our own veterinarian’s canine influenza information page. We hope that you find that information helpful and encourage you to speak with your own veterinarian if you have concerns.
The timing is somewhat fortunate for us since we are entering the summer months. We are blessed to live at a high enough altitude where we rarely see high temperatures (Tuesday’s high was 75ºF (24ºC)), but if we drop off the mountain to go into town (or even lower to our “big city,” Asheville), we would be faced with summer temperatures. Maybe not as hot as the rest of you, but way to hot for spoiled mountain dogs! We don’t venture into town much in the summer and certainly don’t try RVing.
Add in the flu, and we are quite content just hiking our neighborhood – where we almost never encounter other dogs and hanging out around Sibe Quentin.
What about you, dear reader? Are you being vaccinated? Are you avoiding dog gathering areas such as shows and dog parks? We would love to hear from you!