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Protecting your pup from catching the flu

Veterinarians said your furry friend may also be at risk of catching the flu. (WICS)

You might be doing everything you can this winter to protect yourself from the flu, but what about your dog?

Veterinarians said your furry friend may also be at risk of catching the flu.

Here are some signs to look out for:

  • If your dog's not eating
  • Sneezing
  • Coughing
  • If your dog is really tired

If you’re infected right now and worried that your dog getting sick, don’t be. Your dog can only catch certain viruses.

"The flu is a virus that is affecting people right now that does not affect pets so there's no concern for them catching it from you," said Dr. Greg Hurst with White Oaks West Animal Hospital.

If your animal is going to be surrounded by other dogs like at a kennel or a dog park, you might want to think about getting them vaccinated.



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