Dog Owners in Rochester Need to Know that the Dog Flu is Real
You've probably seen how bad the flu is this year. It's a nasty bug and dozens have died due to the illness. Humans aren't the only ones getting sick though. Animal experts are warning pet owners to keep an eye on their dogs. I had no idea that the dog flu was a thing, did you?
Cornell University's Dr. Amy Glaser explains there are two different strains of dog flu virus being reported around the country and almost every dog that is exposed becomes infected. Fortunately, there have been no reported cases in our area yet. Here's what to watch for: coughing, a runny nose, fatigue, a fever and/or reduced appetite. If your dog displays these symptoms take him or her to the vet for treatment. Glaser says ten percent of dogs that get the flu, end up dying from the virus.