The spread of a common viral illness has prompted pet owners to start using the new nasal spray to vaccinate their pets.
The new product, dispensed by the PetCare company, dispenses the vaccine in a spray that is designed to be applied to the inside of the nose.
Pet owners have started calling it the “vacuum” vaccine and have posted videos online of their pets in protective gear in an effort to reduce the spread.
One pet care expert told the Washington Post on Friday that he and his wife decided to use the new spray after reading about the disease on Facebook.
“I’m not going to be able to vaccine my dog without the help of this product,” he said.
Another vet told ABC News that he was worried that people might mistake the new product for the vaccine.
“It’s like they are using a ‘vacubig’,” he said of the new device.
“I don’t think it’s that effective.
I would say the more people know about this, the better it is.”
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says more than 20 million people in the United States have acquired herpes simplexy since the virus was first identified in the early 1990s.