Dog owners, beware!! A highly contagious strain of canine influenza (dog flu) is now in the Bergen County area. Although we have not yet seen any cases here at our hospital, because of the infectious nature of this virus we strongly recommend reaching out to your primary care veterinarian to discuss vaccination options.
Canine influenza is transmissible via direct and indirect contact. Be mindful when going to dog parks, groomers, pet stores, boarding and daycare facilities and any other location where dogs might be present.
Signs to look for? Coughing, runny nose and eyes, fever, lethargy and decreased appetite.