Did you know that your dog can contract the flu? Recently an article reported that there was a rash of the flu virus being contracted in several Minnesota counties.
If you want to check out other places where cases have been reported of the dog flu, please click here to find that information. Last year the canine flu was taken off a list of reportable diseases in dogs, however professionals agree that it is a virus that should continue to be watched.
Flu symptoms in dogs are very similar to those we see in humans, but the disease in your puppy can be quite dangerous to their health, and even deadly. When a case of the canine flu is discovered efforts are made to prevent the spread of disease, but that doesn’t mean that we should proceed without caution. There’re many things we can do prevent further spread of this threat to our doggies. Cats can also be vulnerable to this disease.
Nobody likes to be sick, and just as we go to annual checkups for our own physical health, we should continue to take our pets to the veterinarian annually to make sure they are in tip top shape. But, don’t take our word for it! The professionals in this article stress that annual check ups, and keeping up on doggy vaccinations are the best way to prevent your pet from getting sick.
So, keep an eye out for the flu this season, not only in yourself, but in your puppy too. A cough, runny nose, sneezing and a fever are things to watch out for