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Dog flu

We're hearing more and more about dog flu these days. There's even a movie coming out soon involving this disease. So here's what you need to know:

  1. Dog flu is a highly infectious respiratory disease caused by canine influenza virus.
     
  2. Dogs, cats, ferrets, and guinea pigs are all susceptible to dog flu, however, humans are not.
     
  3. Dog flu is spread through direct dog to dog contact, but can also be spread through indirect routes such as shared toys or water bowls.

  4. Clinical signs of dog flu include coughing, fever, lethargy, sneezing, and in some cases pneumonia and dogs can be infective for almost a month.

  5. Vaccination is proven to be an effective way to prevent disease.  Learn more at dogflu.com.
     

Need to know more? There will be free "Dog Flu Facts" webinars with Dr. Melissa Bourgeois on March 22 and 27th.  A Q/A session will take place afterwards.  

To register for this free event, please register by date below:

March 22nd at 12pm EST: https://emeacmsd.acms.com/dogflu/event/event_info.html

March 22nd at 2pm EST: https://emeacmsd.acms.com/dogfluupdate2/event/event_info.html

March 27th at 12pm EST: https://emeacmsd.acms.com/dogfluupdates3/event/event_info.html

March 27th at 2pm EST: https://emeacmsd.acms.com/dogfluupdates4/event/event_info.html