Canine Influenza Virus (CIV)

What is canine influenza (dog flu)? Dog flu is a contagious respiratory disease in dogs caused by a specific Type A influenza virus referred to as a “canine influenza virus.” This is a disease of dogs, not of humans. What is a canine influenza virus? The “canine influenza virus” is an influenza A H3N8 influenza […]

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May News 2014

May 18 through 24 is National Dog Bite Prevention week.   Did you know that according to the American Veterinary Medical Association, each year, more than 4.5 million people in the United States are bitten by dogs? Almost 20% of people bitten by dogs require medical attention.  Every year more than 800,000 Americans receive medical […]

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April News 2014

April is Heartworm Awareness Month   Heartworm disease is one of the most important and potentially devastating diseases of dogs in the United States, and is particularly prevalent in Southern Illinois.   What is Heartworm Disease?   Heartworm disease is caused by a worm called Dirofilaria immitis.  The worms are transmitted from dog to dog by […]

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March News

Should I vaccinate my pet? Are vaccinations important? Are they effective? Just as you make decisions about your own healthcare, these are questions that you should consider when you think about your pet’s healthcare.  Vaccinations are just one part of overall healthcare, but they are important and they are effective.  Meller-James & Associates Veterinary Service […]

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