Alert For Your Pups: Canine Influenza on The Rise
There is a rise of canine influenza in the state of Michigan so veterinarians are asking you to look out for it. According to WLNS and Veterinarians, there have been several confirmed cases of the canine influenza in several counties across Michigan.
Vets have said to look out for these symptoms in your dog:
- Nasal discharge
- Lethargy or tiredness
This virus is highly contagious so if your dog has any of these symptoms take them to be checked out by your Veterinarian. Another note is that canine influenza spreads through direct contact between dogs so don't take your dog to the park or near any other dogs if you dog has any symptoms.
The good news about this virus is that if you catch it in your dog, they will be able to get over the virus in about 2 weeks with plenty of fluids and also a good diet as it will help their immune system. But if you do see any of these symptoms make sure to take your dog to the Vet so they can make a more informed decision. It's better off to take your dog to the vet then trying to cure your dog yourself especially with a virus like this.
More on canine influenza here, from the American Veterinary Medical Association.