Canine Influenza Virus

Canine Influenza Virus

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As pet owners, keeping our furry friends healthy is a top priority. Canine influenza, or CIV, is a contagious respiratory disease that can affect dogs of all ages and breeds. But fear not! There are ways to protect your pup, including the Kedi Labs Canine Influenza Virus Rapid Test. Let's dive into what you need to know about CIV and how this test can help safeguard your pet.

Understanding Canine Influenza:

Canine influenza is caused by two main strains: H3N8 and H3N2. It spreads through respiratory secretions from coughing, sneezing, or barking dogs. Just like the flu in humans, it can make your dog feel under the weather. Symptoms include coughing, sneezing, runny nose, fever, and lethargy.

Prevention is Key:

Preventing Canine Influenza Virus (CIV) is crucial. Vaccination is available, so consult your veterinarian to see if it's right for your pup. Be patient - this vaccine has been on backorder for the past year so you may need to get on a waitlist. Your vet is doing their best to help! Additionally, practicing good hygiene, like washing your hands and your dog's paws after outings, can help prevent the spread.

The Kedi Labs CIV Rapid Test:

Early detection is essential in managing CIV. The Kedi Labs Canine Influenza Rapid Test is a game-changer. This quick and accurate test detects CIV antigens in nasal samples in less than 10 minutes! It's non-invasive and can be done at home or in your vet's office, providing peace of mind for both you and your pet.

How the Test Works:

Using the Kedi Labs CIV Rapid Test is simple. Collect a nasal sample from your dog using the included swab. Place the swab into the test kit, and within minutes, you'll have results. If CIV is detected, consult your veterinarian for further guidance.

When to Test:

You might wonder when it's essential to use the CIV Rapid Test. Consider testing if:
  1. Your dog has been in close contact with other dogs, especially in crowded places like dog parks or kennels.
  2. Your dog exhibits symptoms of respiratory illness, as early detection can aid in treatment planning.
  3. You plan to board your dog or use pet daycare services, as many facilities require proof of health.
Canine influenza is a concern for dog owners, but with proper prevention and tools like the Kedi Labs CIV Rapid Test, you can stay ahead of it. Protecting your pup is as easy as a vaccine. Our quick, non-invasive CIV test provides fast and accurate results. So, keep your pup's health in check, and let them enjoy a happy, sniffle-free life!

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