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5 more dogs test positive for canine influenza in Canada

5 more dogs test positive for canine influenza in Canada”

Canine influenza, or dog flu, is similar to the human flu.

The health unit said this flu is highly contagious between dogs, particularly in Canada, where the animals do not have natural immunity from previous infection and canine influenza vaccination is rare.

If you notice symptoms in your dog, like coughing, sneezing, fever, decreased appetite and nasal discharge, you should take them to the vet to get tested.

And just like you should stay home if you have symptoms, the same goes for your dog.

Although there is no human risk from canine influenza, the arrival of the virus does present a few concerns for pooches and the humans who love them.

And if your dog does come down with the flu?

Frandle recommended vaccination during a Q&A with Mercury News, adding that owners should keep their dogs away from other animals.

Humans can not catch canine influenza from dogs. Because the influenza virus mutates rapidly, it is certainly within the realm of possibility that, someday, a strain of flu that spreads between humans and dogs will evolve.

"Some will get secondary infections with bacteria". Before that, cases were mostly seen among dogs involved in dog shows. That's more likely in dogs that already have other diseases: "respiratory disease, heart disease or other things that make them more likely to get a serious illness", he said.

But like the flu, it could cause complications for older dogs or canines with existing health problems.

A paper published in 2014 in the journal Archives of Virology found that dogs in China showed immunological signs of having been infected by the human influenza viruses that caused the seasonal flu and the 2009 H1N1 pandemic. "So close, sharing items like toys and food bowls will let this virus spread really readily", Weese said. The vet stressed how easily this virus is spread between canines, so try to avoid taking your pet around large groups of dogs.

So here's what you need to know: first of all, you won't get the flu from your dog. "I'd be concerned if they weren't eating or drinking but other than that, they need to get out and just be dogs", said Poirier. If a dog catches it, they will feel exhausted, will cough and even have a runny nose. Human flu can spread to pigs and birds and vice versa.

Evidence indicates that dogs can become infected with human-adapted influenza strains.



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