There is currently an outbreak of canine flu. This short news article states that veterinarians have identified more than 1,000 cases of canine flu and they have reported five deaths. It is suggested that dogs are kept away from dog parks and other dogs for now. I’m not sure how long this will be suggested, depends on the spread of the virus.
Artie and Buddy were sick over the Winter for the first time. I was really surprised at their symptoms. They were coughing, wheezing, congested, tired, and Artie had a fever the day I took both dogs to the vet. The virus lasted about two weeks, even with them on antibiotics. I felt awful for them! We aren’t sure where they got the illnesses…it could be the Coby was a carrier as he went to puppy class at the time.
Please take this seriously. I don’t want my dogs that sick again!