Get your dog a flu shot in Fresno

The Central Califonia SPCA says you will be able to get a flu shot for your dog soon. (MGN Online photo)

The Central California SPCA says you will be able to get a flu shot for your dog soon.

Dog flu shots will be available at the CCSPCA starting next Wednesday, February 7.

The shot will cost $20 and prevent dogs from both strains of the virus (H3N2 & H3N8). As long as your dog is 8 weeks old, they are eligible to receive this vital vaccination.

A booster shot is also required 3 weeks later in order to ensure full protection from the virus.

The first case of Canine Influenza has been found in the Fresno area. The CCSPCA wants to prevent as many dogs as possible from contracting the flu.

Dog flu symptoms are similar to the human flu, including:

  • Fever
  • Runny nose
  • Coughing
  • Lethargy
  • Reduced appetite

CCSPCA says some dogs don't show visible symptoms of the flu. If your dog shows signs of canine influenza, be sure to contact your vet.

The virus is very easy to spread, but also easy to disinfect.

Using normal household cleaning sprays can help prevent the spread of the dog flu.

Canine influenza is transmitted through coughing, barking and sneezing. The virus can be spread indirectly through objects or people that have been in contact with infected dogs. Be sure to maintain a diligent cleaning schedule of your dog’s toys, leashes, and bowls, and wash your hands frequently as well.

The CCSPCA offers low-cost vaccination clinics every first and third Wednesday of every month from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

You can also get dog and cat vaccines, microchips, flea/tick preventative, and deworming for extremely low costs.

If you’re a city of Fresno resident, we also have our licensing department available for your convenience. For more information on our Clinic, visit or call (559) 233-7722.

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