How the Canine Flu Outbreak Affects You and Your Pet

Puppy ExamHere in the Chicagoland region, the spring season has brought yet another canine flu outbreak of the H3N2 strain. Because the virus is so contagious, unvaccinated dogs and dogs who have not been previously infected have an estimated 80% chance of becoming ill when exposed to Canine Influenza Virus (CIV).

Understandably, many owners are asking how they can protect their pets from acquiring this rapidly spreading virus. Continue…

Traveling With or Without Your Dog During the Canine Flu Outbreak

Springbrook_iStock_000052770134_Large (1)Canine influenza, or canine flu, has had many dog owners in the Chicagoland area concerned – and understandably so. While the canine influenza strain, H3N8, has been recognized for some time, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that this strain, H3N2, is new to our area and therefore places almost all dogs Continue…