Veterinarians interested in testing for canine influenza virus (CIV) in patients with respiratory disease should contact their reference laboratory for information on CIV testing by pcr and serology. Dr. Beth Lipton, public health veterinarian for Seattle/King County is putting together a reporting form for area veterinarians which should be available shortly. At this time, the WSVMA is not aware of any other dogs testing positive for canine influenza.
Dogs should be up to date on their core vaccinations. Vaccination for canine influenza virus is still based on risk of exposure of the individual dog and concerns of both the veterinarian and dog owner.
Read more here: Canine Influenza