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Canine Influenza 

If you were one of the unfortunate people who contracted the flu this winter, you know first hand how debilitating the Influenza virus can be. But did you know that dogs can catch the flu too? The Canine Influenza virus (CIV) has been isolated worldwide with several cases throughout the United States. High case numbers have been seen in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, and Florida. There are two main strains of Canine Influenza: H3N2 and H3N8. The H3N2 strain is thought to originate from an Asian strain of bird flu while the H3N8 strain is thought to originate from a strain of horse flu.

Risk of CIV is greatest in metropolitan areas where high populations of people and their pets live. Transmission of CIV occurs in places or business with many dogs moving through, for example: grooming facilities, boarding centers, dog parks, dog shows, even the veterinary office. The virus can move from one dog to another through nose-to-mouth contact or even through sniffing or licking an item that an
infected dog has coughed on.

The CIV can vary in severity. Mild cases may present as coughing, sneezing, ocular or nasal discharge, or no clinical signs at all. Severe cases may present with fever, inappetence, lethargy, dehydration, respiratory distress, pneumonia, sepsis, or death. For this reason, it is very important that your dog receive an annual flu vaccination before exposure occurs. Talk to your veterinarian about the risks associated with your pet’s lifestyle and how you can get them vaccinated against this highly contagious

The doctors and staff of Cascade Veterinary Center, P.S. in Marysville, are dedicated to providing compassionate, high-quality medical and surgical care for our patients as well as the highest level of service and education to our clients. Through trust and communication, we desire to exceed your expectations in our delivery of care to your pets. It is our mission to help your four-legged family member live a long and healthy life.

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  • Dr.
    Art Hoffman
    Dr. Hoffman has served the Marysville community since 1975. He is a 1970 graduate of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University. Dr. Hoffman opened his new state-of-the-art veterinary hospital, including a pharmacy, an in-house laboratory for efficient patient diagnosis, a spacious surgery suite, separate dog and cat boarding facilities with a large outside area for dogs to be walk, three examination rooms, radiology, and a large retail area.

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  • Eva Tusa

    Dr. Eva Tusa graduated from Western University of Health Sciences in southern California in 2016. After graduation she moved to Nebraska to work in a busy small animal private practice. Dr. Tusa is passionate about client communication and education, especially regarding zoonotic diseases. Her veterinary interests include animal behavior, dermatology, and pathology. Dr. Tusa hopes to bring her experience with ruminants, camelids, and poultry to the Marysville community. Dr. Tusa spends her free time with her husband and their two dogs, Douglas and Peanut, trying new recipes, arranging succulents, or watching a good movie.

    Dr. Tusa is eager to meet you and your four legged family. Don’t hesitate to schedule your pet’s next appointment with Dr. Tusa, her calm presence and infectious smile will put you at ease.

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