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CANINE INFLUENZA HITS CAPE ANN… don’t panic :))

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Woof…Woof…Dr. Ray Cahill Writes~We wanted to offer to help answer questions and hopefully quell concerns about the Canine Influenza Virus that has now spread to the North Shore. Here’s a primer with a link to some reliable information if you think it’s blogworthy.

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Ray Cahill

SeaPort Vet Hospital

CANINE INFLUENZA HITS CAPE ANN… don’t panic :))

According to the State Veterinarian, multiple cases of Canine Influenza Virus (CIV) have been confirmed in dogs on the North Shore. All cases were reportedly exposed at the same day care facility in Ipswich.

The main thing to know is that this is not an epidemic. Canine Influenza is new to our area, and there is no need for alarm. Owners whose dogs go to daycare, boarding facilities or dogs shows are already familiar with the risks of traditional kennel cough and how to help protect their dogs via vaccination. CIV (the symptoms of which mimic those of kennel cough) presents one more challenge to dog care facilities and the pets that visit them. Those facilities may already be considering whether or not to require the influenza vaccine.

The Canine Influenza Virus is highly contagious between dogs but will not transmit to people or other species. Not all dogs become sick when exposed, and serious illness from CIV is uncommon. Also, just like for most diseases, dogs that are sick, immunocompromised or very young are considered most at risk.

Reliable information about CIV can be found at:

http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&S=0&C=0&A=2146

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Coconuts Shout Out To SeaPort Veterinary Hospital

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Yesterday my son BJ and I snapped a few photos during Coconuts, annual checkup with Dr. Ray Cahill at SeaPort Veterinary Hospital located at 100  Eastern Ave, Gloucester.  Dr.Cahill and his staff are wonderful.  They specialize in getting to know their pet patients, just as well as the owners who care for them.  Our Coconut is a pure breed Conton de Tulear.  The Cottons de Tulear  is a rear breed that is known to be loyal, happy, playful, affectionate, obedient, and healthy.   Dr. Cahill has been treating Coconut for the past few years and is well aware of her temperament and personality.  He lovely settles her nerves before he starts her exam, with his clam and gentle ways gaining Coconuts trust allowing him to give her a thorough exam at each visit. 

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Thank You Dr. Ray Cahill and Staff for the excellent care you give to our beloved Coconut!

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For more details about Seaport Veterinary Hospital visit their website below

http://seaportvet.com/services/provided/