After a hot and sometimes fatal start 20 years ago, Canine Influenza (aka “Dog Flu”) has been getting renewed attention lately. While a vaccine is now available, it can be confusing for owners to decide if their dog(s) need or would benefit from vaccination.
The good news is canine influenza doesn’t tend to be as serious/fatal as it was in the past. The bad news is owners find the “flu-like” symptoms their dogs suffer hard to specifically diagnose.
Veterinary internest Dr. Kelly Diehl, senior director of science and communications at Morris Animal Foundation, and I recorded this podcast to explain pretty much everything owners need to know about canine influenza/dog flu — in less than 20-minutes.