Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Canine Flu

What Is Canine Flu?

The strain of virus that is spreading is H3N2 in the USA. It is a bird flu virus that has adapted to infect dogs. It was first detected in South Korea in 2007, according to the US Center for Disease Control (CDC), and affected both cats and dogs in China and Thailand before coming to the US in April 2015.

A lot of what you know about human flu, is also true for canine flu. It manifests in the form of a cough, runny nose, sneezing, and fever. It can range from no symptoms to severe infection resulting in pneumonia. It’s spread by coughing and sneezing.

To find out how you can protect your dog, we have provided some excellent sources:
  1.  WebMD: Dog Flu: Keep Your Pet Safe  CLICK HERE  
  2.  CDC: Key Facts about Canine Influenza (Dog Flu)  CLICK HERE  
  3.  Quartz: Harvard Business School  CLICK HERE  
If you think your pet is infected with the flu, contact us or your hometown veterinarian as soon as possible!

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