canine flu h3n8 h3n2 strainsWhat is the Dog Flu?

  • The Dog Flu is a contagious respiratory disease. It is caused by 2 specific type A canine influenza viruses H3N2 and H3N8.

What are the symptoms of the Dog Flu?

  • Symptoms may include decreased appetite, high fever, cough, runny nose and lethargy.
  • Symptoms can last for several months
  • As with the flu in humans, symptoms and severity of infection may vary from dog to dog.

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Please note the following information in the time of an emergency.

Hill’s Pet Nutrition recently put out a voluntary recall on their canned food products due to potentially elevated levels of vitamin D. Although animals benefit from vitamin D, ingesting too much of it can lead to potential health issues. Luckily, in most cases, complete recovery is expected after discontinuation of the canned food.

Hill’s is working in coordination with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to get the affected products recalled. As of right now, the recall only extends to canned food and does not apply to dry food, cat food, or other treats.

 

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