Health Clearance Requirement

There has been a recent outbreak in the state of Florida for canine influenza; a contagious respiratory disease in dogs caused by specific Type A influenza viruses known to infect dogs. There are two different influenza A dog flu viruses: one is an H3N8 virus and the other is an H3N2 virus.

Canine influenza is an important respiratory disease for socially active dogs and is highly contagious disease that knows no boundaries.

Please carefully read, and submit the required form below. This form is required for all dogs participating in daycare or overnight accommodations.

Clinical signs

  • Sneezing
  • Coughing (dry, as in “canine cough,” or moist)
  • Low-grade fever
  • Nasal discharge
  • Lack of energy
  • Loss of appetite

Risk factors

  • Dogs that come from shelters, rescue centers, breeding kennels, or pet stores
  • Boarding at a kennel or doggie daycare
  • Visiting groomers, dog parks, or engaging with other dogs on a daily basis
  • Dogs that participate in events/competitions
  • Dogs that travel
  • Dogs of veterinary staff that may be exposed through contaminated fomites

Wherever dogs congregate, CIV is easily spread by

  • Direct contact, such as when dogs kiss, lick, or nuzzle each other
  • Droplets in the air from a cough or sneeze
  • Contaminated objects, such as doggie bowls, doorknobs, or clothing
  • The hands of pet owners, veterinary clinic staff, and shelter workers
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I understand that if my dog exhibits any of the listed symptoms above or is thought to have the canine flu virus they will be immediately quarantined and required to be picked up immediately from daycare/private boarding accommodations. *
It is in your best interest if you have overnight boarding accommodations coming up to have a back-up plan in place in the case your dog exhibits symptoms of the canine flu and must be removed from private boarding at the Dog Ranch.
I understand that the vaccine does NOT prevent a dog from getting the disease, but it is thought to help reduce symptoms and the incidences of passing it on to other dogs. *
I understand that my dog will be around other dogs at the Dog Ranch which may put them at higher risk for canine influenza. *
I agree that if my dog has any of the above symptoms I WILL NOT bring my dog to the Dog Ranch. *
Testing to confirm canine influenza virus infection in dogs is available. Your veterinarian can tell you if testing is appropriate.