Consumer group, Angie’s List, says there are things to consider when it comes to vaccinating pets against canine influenza. According to Angie’s List, and the CDC, dog flu is a contagious respiratory disease. It can be spread between dogs, but the USDA recently approved a vaccine.
Angie Hicks, of Angie’s List, says “If you are concerned about your dog getting canine influenza, talk to your vet. We talked to several highly rated vets on Angie’s List and they say it really is determined by your dog and their activity. If your dog is around a lot of other dogs whether they are going to a bark park or doggie daycare – then it may be a good move. If they are not, you might be able to skip it.”
Angie’s List says these are symptoms of Canine Influenza:
Symptoms range from coughing and nasal discharge to fever. A small proportion of dogs can develop severe disease.
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