Since making the Canine Influenza Virus (CIV) vaccine a requirement at K9 Country Club in March, we've received additional information about the virus and the threat it poses to dogs in a boarding kennel or daycare environment in this area. Although the risk of either contracting the virus or spreading it at our facility is low at this time, we strongly recommend the dogs in our care receive the first vaccine and booster as soon as possible.

If you have already vaccinated your dog (as I have with all five of mine), we appreciate your cooperation.

If you have questions regarding our vaccination policy, please talk with us.

If you have concerns about vaccinating your dog against CIV, please talk with your veterinarian.

We will continue to follow the recommendations of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Both organizations are monitoring the virus, and neither is currently suggesting that the CIV vaccine be a requirement for boarding and daycare facilities. Should their position change in the future, we will let you know.


April 2011