Articles: dog flu

January 19 2021

Rebranding Kennel Cough: Pair Up for Protection

You want to know what veterinarians and veterinary technicians and nurses are talking about? Bordetella or kennel cough is being rebranded. The same old multifactorial disease will now be known as canine infectious respiratory disease complex or CIRDC.  The disease is indeed characterized accurately with a cough, often times a deep and heavy cough. In…

November 1 2020

Conversation with Doc Emrick

Mike Doc Emrick is a longtime friend of the program, and the legendary Hall of Fame NHL broadcaster and explains why he just announced his retirement. Listen HERE as Doc talks talks about his new book Off Mike: How a Kid from Basketball-Crazy Indiana Became America’s NHL Voice. It didn’t surprise me to learn that proceeds from…

August 3 2020

Dog Flu vs. Kennel Cough: Which Do You Vaccinate For?

The vaccine for bordetella or kennel cough is considered routine. On my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show, I wonder why the canine influenza virus (CIV) vaccine isn’t necessarily routine, depending on your veterinarian. Dr. Marks points out exactly what bordetella is and offers more details about the CIV or dog flu. Both are…

June 10 2020

Do You Vaccinate Against Bordetella or Dog Flu, or Both?

The vaccine for kennel cough or bordetella is routinely vaccinated against. I asked Dr. Natalie Marks on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show if  routinely dogs should also be vaccinated against the canine influenza virus (CIV) or dog flu. Both kennel cough and dog flu have much in common. For example, Dr. Marks…

March 30 2020

AVMA President on COVID-19 and Pets; State of Chicago Animal Shelters on WGN Radio

The most authoritative source at this time when we are so desperate for information regarding COVID-19 and pets is the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). On Steve Dale’s Pet World on WGN Radio, listen HERE as I began this show speaking  with Dr. John Howe, president of the American Veterinary Medical Association. My first question…

February 6 2020

My New Job: Veterinary Avenger

I have a new job. I am now an Avenger, it’ a new and rarely publicized Avenger, called the “Veterinary Myth Buster.” Giving the Pilot Directions As I was waiting in line to board an airplane, I couldn’t help but to overhear the pilot relaying to a flight attendant that pet food companies use roadkill…

November 14 2019

Dog Flu Season is Christmas Season

Dr, Natalie Marks notes that NOW is the best time to protect your dog against the dog flu or canine influenza virus. For people there is a flu season based on the virus being most active. In dogs, there is a flu season of another kind. It’s based on when dogs are most likely to…

November 4 2019

Dog Flu Vaccine: Now Is the Time to Vaccinate

More kennels and boarding facilities are mandating the dog flu or canine influenza vaccine than ever before. This is recommended by many experts, as the vast majority of dogs have no immunity to the highly contagious dog flu. The mandated vaccine protects dogs boarded over days or even visiting or dog cay care. While the…

July 10 2019

Boarding Your Dog: Think Dog Flu Vaccine

Have a great summer vacation! So many people, many thousands, place their beloved dogs in kennels and boarding facilities as they take off for well-earned vacations. Happily, the overwhelming majority of kennels recommend, even mandate, that pets have certain vaccines. One vaccine typically mandated is for kennel cough or Bordetella. Kennel cough is an all-encompassing…

July 2 2019

California Dog Flu Outbreak Impacting Shelters

Dog flu is here, at least in California. There’s an outbreak of the H3N2 strain at Oakland Animal Services with (so far) 70 of the 110 dogs in their care identified with flu. At the Dublin, CA East Bay SPCA about 20 dogs have been exposed. The shelters are working together to quarantine the affected…

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