Canine Influenza

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Can my dog get the flu?

Canine Influenza

It's flu season again and we're all at risk—even Fido. That's right, canine influenza can catch up with your pooch. Currently, there is no vaccine but fortunately, this disease is usually not fatal.

The majority of dogs that suffer from canine influenza will only experience a mild form of it. The symptoms are similar to the human-version of the flu.

The disease can last up to 3 weeks, but it can be effectively treated with antibiotics. Dogs that come down with a more severe case of canine influenza may experience a fever, chills, or increased respiratory rates. Treatment for this disease (antibiotics) has a 95% success rate.

   

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