Dogs Get The Flu Too

Posted By Staff

Date: May 18th, 2015

Category: Animals, Nutty Facts

fluDr. Audrey Cook, an associate professor of small animal medicine at Texas A&M University, said this strain of canine flu hasn’t responded to existing vaccines.

“There is no recognized treatment for the virus itself,” she said. “Usually treatment consists of supportive care.”

The Midwestern outbreak sickened thousands of dogs and killed at least eight in Wisconsin, Indiana, Ohio and Illinois. It is unknown how the virus came to the United States, but Dr. Cook says it probably traveled with an animal from East Asia. It spreads because it’s airborne.  More

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