Saturday, December 31, 2011

A Flu Shot for Fido?

Dogs get the flu, too. Symptoms are similar to those felt by humans: a persistent cough, thick nasal discharge and in severe cases, fever and respiratory distress. Dogs primarily catch the virus while in close quarters with other dogs that are coughing and sneezing - though they can also catch it from water bowls, leashes and even their owners' clothing.

Find out whether your dogs are at risk - and whether they are a good candidate for the canine flu vaccine - here in this recent WSJ story.

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