Glen Animal Hospital

Canine Influenza

By VCA Antech
Published: December 31, 1969

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Many of our clients have asked about the threat of canine influenza to their dogs.  Canine flu is a highly contagious respiratory virus with nearly all dogs that are exposed becoming infected within a few days after exposure.  The disease is highly contagious, so dogs that are around other dogs (boarding, grooming, dog shows, dog parks, contact with neighbors' dogs) are at an increased risk.
    
About 80% of exposed dogs will develop signs. Typical symptoms resemble those of "kennel cough" (often accompanied by nasal discharge).  Some dogs go on to develp pneumonia and can become critically ill. 

A new vaccine is available that can help reduce this risk.  Please schedule an appointment with one of our doctors to discuss this emerging threat to your dog.

See Dr. Leonhardt's (from VCA Animal General) article on K9 Influenza at www.lidogdirectory.com

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Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

Find a VCA Specialty Care Animal Hospital near you:

 

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Emergency Care

Glen Animal Hospital is open Monday through Thursday 8AM-8PM, Friday 8AM-6PM and on Saturday 8AM-3PM (we are closed on Sunday.) If your pet has a medical emergency during our hospital’s hours, please telephone us immediately at 516-671-2800. Our experienced team of veterinarians, technicians and assistants are here to help you and your pet.

Our address is:

Glen Animal Hospital
209 Glen Cove Ave.
Sea Cliff, NY 115792

Please click here for directions to our location.

If your pet is experiencing a medical emergency when our hospital is closed, you may take your pet to either of following veterinary emergency hospitals in our vicinity:

 

Veterinary Referral & Emergency Center of Westbury
609-5 Cantiague Rock Road
Westbury, NY 11590
Phone: 516-420-0000
Open 24/7/365
www.vcaspecialtyvets.com/westbury

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