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June 23 2018

Dog Flu Encore Appearance in Arkansas

It’s not like the dog flu (strain H3N2) hasn’t previously appeared in Arkansas, it has. Now, it’s back, at least in Washington, AR. Several dogs have reported severe respiratory illness over the past couple of weeks. How bad it is? How bad will it get? Well, that depends on how many dogs are vaccinated or…

June 18 2018

National Dog Flu Day

June 20 is a national howliday – it is National Dog Flu Day.  That means – in some places veterinarians are offering the dog flu vaccine at a lower cost.  Contact your veterinarian, or check out this dog flu site. Truly, outbreaks have hit around the country, on both coasts, in unexpected rural areas and…

June 14 2018

Dog Flu In New York Should Be Big News

Sometimes for an issue to receive national press the picture has to become really bleak, particularly regarding animal health. Positive, verified H3N2 canine influenza reports, according to IDEXX, have about doubled in and around New York City from May numbers through today, and we’re only half way through June. What’s really important to note is…

June 6 2018

Dog Flu: Predictable and Unpredictable

In some ways dog flu (canine influenza virus) is unpredictable, and in some ways it’s very predictable. You can learn more by viewing a Facebook Live event I will host, “Heroes Know the Truth About Dog Flu: What’s Real and What’s Not,”  today June 6 at 6 p.m. CDT with Internal Medicine specialist Dr. Robert Armentano and Dr.…

June 4 2018

Dog Flu Update on Facebook Live Event

Dog flu is now inundating New York City. There is a reason June 20 is Dog Flu Awareness Day. Here and there, the canine influenza virus (CIV) continues to pop up around America, still on the West Coast, in Chicago it lives and in many other locals aside from the Big Apple. And it may…

May 25 2018

Dog Flu Hits Manhattan, Following Brooklyn

Dog flu is spreading throughout New York, from Brooklyn to Manhattan. It’s too early to discern how quickly the H3N2 strain is spreading or how many dogs have been sickened – but it is happening.  And the spread of flu may be  hastened by the Memorial Day holiday weekend, and summer travel in general.  When…

May 17 2018

Dog Flu Brooklyn Bound

Q: Dog flu, it’s here somewhere. I’ve read about in the blogs. But you haven’t written about it the dog flu in New York City. Do I get my dog vaccinated? How dangerous is the flu really? A. B, Brooklyn, NY A: You’re right, the canine influenza virus or dog flu has infiltrated New York…

May 4 2018

Dog Flu Takes a Paws

The dog flu or canine influenza virus may not now be rampant across the country, and – at least for the moment – epidemics have dissipated. However, make no mistake about it, dog flu is here. Dog flu is in the middle of the country in Chicago (where one form of the flu is endemic…

March 1 2018

Dog Flu Update

I reported on the latest regarding on dog flu in Canada, and now here’s a U.S. update. These numbers are only those reported by the diagnostic lab IDEXX, which is doing a superb job to trekking the canine influenza virus, and being transparent about those numbers – which among others things, helps to predict where…

March 1 2018

Dog Flu Sneaks Into Canada Again

Once canine influenza virus (CIV), or dog flu, hits, it is nearly impossible to constrain. Here’s an example: Recently, two clusters of H3N2 canine influenza appeared for the first time in Windsor-Essex, Ontario, Canada. H3N2 hadn’t previous been identified in Canada. Officials took this seriously, and the flu quickly appeared to be gone. However, now dogs…

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