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As a dog owner, you always want to be conscientious about the health of your beloved pup – and when it comes to protecting them against sicknesses, you're even more vigilant. But with all the panic and hysteria – not to mention the impressive amount of misinformation -- going around right now about dog flu, how do you know what information to trust and what information is sheer panic mongering? If you're looking to get just the facts on dog flu and how to protect your dog, then here's what you need to know.
You already know the symptoms
If you're wondering how on earth you'll know when your dog has the flu, relax and take a deep breath. What are the basic signs of human influenza? You probably know them through experience – runny nose, sniffing, coughing, and a fever. The good news is that the signs are the same for dogs. You might notice your pup has acquired a bad cause, a constantly running nose, or a fever (which for dogs is generally somewhere around 104 or 106 degrees Fahrenheit) – in which case, you can be pretty sure that your dog has contracted the flu.
There is a vaccine
Just like any flu that you can contract, there is indeed a virus you can give to your dog to combat its chances of getting the flu. While the vaccine isn't guaranteed to completely stop your pup from getting dog flu, it will help protect against it and, if your dog ends up getting the flu anyway, the vaccine will mitigate the worst symptoms and help your dog recover more quickly than they would have otherwise. For more information on the vaccine (and dog flu in general), visit here or talk to your local vet.
There are risk factors
As with any flu, there are some risk factors that will make your dog more likely to struggle with the flu. If your canine best friend has a smushed face – common in breeds like Pugs, Bulldogs, or Pekinese (just to name a few illustrative examples), they have a harder time breathing already, and thus will suffer more from the respiratory effects of the flu. And if your dog – of any breed – is older, you'll want to keep a closer watch on them, and avoid interaction with any dogs that might be sick (such as at the park or a dog boarding business/pet hotel. Just like people, ann older dog's immune system won't be as reactive as a younger pup's system, which makes them more likely to contract the flu. Contact a pet healthcare clinic, such as All Pets Hospital Ltd for more information.