Just like their humans, dogs are susceptible to foreign contaminants, bacterial infections and viruses. And with increased travel, more viruses than ever are making their way into both human – and canine – bodies.
In addition to multiple strains of Kennel Cough, the Canine Influenza virus, or “Dog Flu,” is popping up all over the place and has been diagnosed in dogs in more than 30 states since 2003. Unfortunately, because the H3N8 Dog Flu is a relatively “new” virus, dogs haven’t yet developed the ability to build antibodies and immunity. Continue reading