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H3N2 Canine Influenza Virus

Canine influenza (CIV), or dog flu, is a highly contagious viral infection affecting dogs and also cats. Influenza viruses belong to the family Othomyxoviridae. Canine Influenza is a Type A influenza virus and is further identified based on the composition of two specific proteins in the lipid outer layer of the capsid: hemagglutinin (HA) and neuraminidase (NA). At present, two strains of canine influenza virus have been identified in the United States: H3N8 and H3N2.

Influenza viruses are able to quickly change and give rise to new strains that can infect different species. Both strains of canine influenza identified in the U.S. can be traced to influenza strains known to infect species other than dogs. At some point, these viruses acquired the ability to infect dogs and be transmitted from dog to dog.

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By |2017-08-23T00:57:27+00:00August 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Welcome to the NEW Hickory Veterinary Hospital web site!!!

Hickory Veterinary Hospital is a part of Harford County’s largest pet care complex! We are a full service companion animal hospital serving Harford County, Cecil County, Baltimore County and Southern Pennsylvania since the early 1980’s. Our services and facilities are conveniently located at 534 East Jarrettsville Road & Business Route 1, Forest Hill, Maryland 21050.

Please contact us at 410-838-7797 ext. 2 for all your pet health care needs.

We Consider Pets Family!

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By |2017-09-20T16:42:47+00:00August 12th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Visit the NEW Hickory Pet Food and Supplies Web Site

At Hickory Pet Food and Supplies we make your pets’ health and happiness our number one priority! We carry a wide variety of all natural, USA made pet foods and treats to meet the needs of dogs, cats, small animals, and birds. From gluten free and grain free to GMO free or dehydrated, we’ve got what you’re looking for. We also carry an array of toys, veterinary exclusive toys and products, crates, beds, collars, leashes and accessories to keep your furry (or feathered) loved ones wagging their tails with joy. Not to mention live crickets for critters with scales and tails! Stop by and meet our knowledgeable staff and let us show you how we can be your go-to for pet care.

Please contact us at 410-838-7797 for all your pet supply needs.

We Consider Pets Family!

Please visit our NEW Pet Food and Supplies site at http://hickorypetsupply.net

By |2017-08-12T03:11:02+00:00August 12th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Visit the NEW Hickory Kennels & Grooming Web Site

Hickory Kennels & Vanity Fur Grooming is a part of the Hickory pet Care Complex. It is a large facility with approx 100 runs, a large grassed yard and a separate cat room with spacious kitty condo housing. The kennel facility also incorporates Vanity Fur Pet Grooming. We offer pet boarding as well as daycare.

We will provide your pet with the one on one attention he/she deserves.  They will be provided spacious accommodations with clean, comfortable bedding in one of our two heated & air conditioned kennels. Walks, food, and administering medicines are just some of the perks that come with your stay with us. We even provide a courtesy bath free of charge with every 10 night stay (PM pickup required).

We welcome tours at any time. Please stop by at your convenience to be shown our facility or contact us at 410-838-7797 with any questions you may have.

We Consider Pets Family!

Please visit our NEW Kennels and Grooming site at http://hickorykennels.net

By |2017-08-12T03:09:48+00:00August 12th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments