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What is The Dog Flu?

What is The Dog Flu? 0

What is The Dog Flu? We know when our dogs are not feeling well. Unfortunately, it’s not as easy for us to figure it out. When our pups become lethargic and lose their appetites we know something isn’t right. So how can we tell if it’s the dog flu?   Dog flu — or canine influenza — is an infection caused by one of two virus strains: H3N2 and H3N8. Of the two, H3N2 is more commonly seen in pets in the U.S. Furthermore, it is thought that the H3N2 strain came from Asia. Possibly originating as the Avian Flu which was transferred to a dog. Dog Flu Symptoms Similarly, the Dog flu, like the Human flu, hits the respiratory system causing such symptoms: Coughing A runny nose Watery eyes A sore throat High fever Loss of appetite Unfortunately, unlike humans, our dogs won’t be able to tell us how bad he or she is feeling. Worse yet, it’s symptoms may not go noticed for some time. Animal experts say to watch your dog for changes in behavior. If your normally hyper dog seems lethargic or starts skipping meals, it’s time to take a closer look. What to do if our […]