Flu Vaccine - Havanese Forum : Havanese Forums
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-23-2010, 11:51 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Gableshavs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Coral Gables, Florida
Posts: 462
Submit Photo: 1
Photo Nominations 1 Time in 1 Post
Flu Vaccine

Hi Everyone,

I've been away from the forum and I missed you all so much. Now I'm back with an important question. Here in Miami, the people in my all breed club have been talking about giving dogs a vaccine for the flu. Even people who are vehemently against over vaccination think this is an important vaccine and feel everyone should be using it. Evidently the virus is far worse than I ever thought and even my vet recommends I give it to my dogs.

If any of you have heard of this vaccine or better yet used it on your Havanese please let me know your experiences and your thoughts.

Paula

With love from Coral Gables, FL
Gableshavs is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-23-2010, 12:07 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Gableshavs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Coral Gables, Florida
Posts: 462
Submit Photo: 1
Photo Nominations 1 Time in 1 Post
One friend with Havs told me she's having them all vaccinated on Monday. I have to make a decision.

Paula

With love from Coral Gables, FL
Gableshavs is offline  
post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-23-2010, 02:18 PM
Senior Member
 
Annie Clark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 312
Submit Photo: 2
Photo Submissions 3 Times in 3 Posts
I am interested in seeing what people write about this. The dog flu is going around my small town right now. My friend's dog has been pretty sick from it.

Annie

nala's mom
Annie Clark is offline  
 
post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-23-2010, 02:25 PM
Senior Member
 
ls-indy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Fishers, Indiana
Posts: 969
Submit Photo: 0
Photo Submissions 0 Times in 0 Posts
We had Daisy and Beau get the flu vaccine when it first came out. One of my daughters is a vet tech and warned us about the spread of this flu. The vaccine I'm still hesitating on is the one for lepto.

Lynda (Daisy & Beau's mom)
Daisy Mae - born 4/05/08
Beau - born 4/25/09
ls-indy is offline  
post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-23-2010, 08:07 PM
Senior Member
 
Pixiesmom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: South Fla
Posts: 2,815
Submit Photo: 1
Photo Submissions 10 Times in 10 Posts
Going through our little dealing with a sick dog, I would vaccinate. Pixie actually did have the lepto and she was a little peewee and there were no side effects. We're on a wooded property and there are lots of raccoons here, so the vet suggested it because she had seen some recent cases. I'm not doing it again just because I don't think I need to.

Beth, Pixie Puff and MiG too
Pixiesmom is offline  
post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-23-2010, 09:18 PM
and Murphy & Gracie too!
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Cumming, GA
Posts: 6,989
Submit Photo: 5
Photo Submissions 22 Times in 21 Posts
My vet had it on the vaccination form when I took Murphy in last week but didn't think it was necessary here yet. She said if my dogs traveled with us or spent a lot of time in dog parks or kennels then she would tell me they really needed it. Not a lot of cases seen here.

I think I would decide based on how prevalent the flu is in your area.

Ann-Scooter, Murphy, & Gracie's Mom
Scooter's Family is offline  
post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-24-2010, 12:52 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Gableshavs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Coral Gables, Florida
Posts: 462
Submit Photo: 1
Photo Nominations 1 Time in 1 Post
Thank you so much for your comments and feedback. I think I will have to get the dogs vaccinated. I think the illness is so serious that it's necessary.

Paula

With love from Coral Gables, FL

Last edited by Gableshavs; 05-24-2010 at 12:52 PM. Reason: more to say
Gableshavs is offline  
post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-03-2010, 10:28 AM
Mom to Ricky and Sammy
 
marjrc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 10,319
Submit Photo: 30
Photo Submissions 21 Times in 17 Posts
I haven't even heard of vaccinating dogs for the flu! Is it really that dangerous if they get the flu? Do they get the flu with symptoms the same as in humans? Wouldn't there be many strains of flu that the vaccine wouldn't cover anyway?

Just asking, because I'm curious.




Hello. My name is marj and I have MHS.




"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated." Mahatma Gandhi

“Come to the edge, he said. They said: We are afraid. Come to the edge, he said. They came. He pushed them and they flew.” -Guillaume Apollinaire"
marjrc is offline  
post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-03-2010, 01:57 PM
Roscoe and Stella's Mom
 
galaxie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Miami, FL
Posts: 1,203
Submit Photo: 6
Photo Submissions 3 Times in 3 Posts
Paula, this is very interesting. I only live a few miles away from you but I haven't heard anything from my vet and neither have any friends in the area with different vets. I'm going to ask her when I take Stella in today!

Natalie - Roscoe and Stella's mom, Maddie's part-time mom
"Whoever said you can't buy happiness forgot about little puppies." - Gene Hill
galaxie is offline  
post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-03-2010, 02:08 PM
Senior Member
 
Lola's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Pa
Posts: 269
Submit Photo: 0
Photo Submissions 0 Times in 0 Posts
I have not been offered the vaccine by my vet as of yet. However, I was told about the flu vaccine by the kennel where I board my dogs. I never heard of it until then. She told me that it was available but she has not had any of the dogs that she boards actually have the flu yet. I will keep my ears open and try to get more information about it. I think it might be new in this area.
Lola is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Havanese Forum : Havanese Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome