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Published: May 10, 2013

Canine Flu Alert!

Canine flu is a highly contagious respiratory virus with a fair amount of dogs that are exposed becoming infected within a few days after exposure. This disease is highly contagious, so dogs that are around other dogs (boarding, grooming, dog shows, dog parks, puppy classes, contact with neighbors’ dogs) are at increased risk.

Typical symptoms resemble those of kennel cough: a persistent cough (often accompanied by a nasal discharge). Some dogs go on to develop pneumonia and can become critically ill.

There is a vaccine that is available that can help reduce this risk. Please schedule an appointment today with one of our VCA veterinarians to discuss this emerging threat to your dog.