Did you know your DOG can get the flu?!

posted by Sarah Jacobs - 

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It seems like EVERYONE is sick. People I work with, people on my news feed, the flu is all over the news...it's ridiculous. Now, we all know to wash our hands (ahem) to avoid spreading germs, and we know we shouldn't come to work or school if we are sick (AHEM!), but I bet you didn't know that it's not just humans that can get the flu. DOGS can get it too! I had NO idea!

Here are some tips on how to keep them healthy.  Look out for symptoms like coughing, sneezing, and a reduced appetite . . . watch for an outbreak in your area and avoid places like dog parks if other dogs are getting sick . . . and get them vaccinated if your vet offers the dog flu shot (yes, apparently there's a flu shot for dogs!) . If your does DOES display any of these symptoms, keep him away from any other dogs for 3 weeks to keep it from spreading. I know that might be tough, but it's better than having a bunch of other suck pups running around. 

Here's MORE about canine flu, in case you need to know.

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