As the nation fights a Flu epidemic, our four-legged friends are also fighting the flu....the Dog Flu!

Its true, dogs can get the flu and it could be deadly for them. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), Canine influenza (CI), or dog flu, is a highly contagious viral infection affecting dogs and also cats,”

There have been reports of Dog Flu outbreaks at dog parks in several states including Washington State, California, and Arkansas.

According to the website, the symptoms of "Dog Flu" include:

  • coughing
  • sneezing
  • anorexia
  • fever
  • malaise

Vets recommend that owners take their pets in for the dog version of the Flu Shot.

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