Dozens of cases of canine influenza have been reported in Texas, including in Austin, Dallas and San Antonio.
The symptoms are similar to human flu, but some dogs may show no symptoms at all.
The good news is you can't catch this strain of flu from your dog, but the bad news is it's extremely contagious and it can be deadly to your furry friends.
"Apparently it mutated from horses to dogs and it's extremely dangerous. About 1 out of 12 dogs that catches it, develops pneumonia that's often fatal," Lubbock Veterinarian R.H. Faulk says.
Faulk adds if he keeps working, he has no doubt he'll see a case of dog flu in Lubbock.
There is a vaccine available and Faulk recommends you get it for your dog, especially if you take your dog to a groomer or the park, where it's around other dogs.
Dr.Faulk is our vet, been useing him for 10 years now.
Just wanted to post this for your puches well being.
Note: This Indian don't do no damn flu shots.Our dogs get the shoot this coming monday morning.
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