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Old 05-30-2017, 06:36 PM   #1
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Default Dog flu cases reported in Fla

May 30, 2017 .

Dr. Melissa Webster of Tampa Veterinary Hospital said there are known cases of the flu in Sarasota, Gainesville and Deland.

“We’re really recommending strongly to make sure your pets vaccinated for dog flu and not just the H3N8 which is the US strain, but the H3N2 that we call the Asian strain,” Dr. Webster said.

The dog flu is extremely contagious and can live on dog's hair for days. You would notice coughing, runny nose and fever. It can be fatal for some dogs.

“The headache with H3N2 is 20 percent of the dogs can be asymptomatic, meaning not coughing, not having nasal discharge, not running a fever, but spreading and shedding the virus,” Dr. Webster said.

It's only spread between dogs, not to humans. Dr. Webster said you need to get the bivalent vaccine that protects against both strains of canine flu for less than $40.
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