Canine Influenza Virus outbreak update

The American Kennel Club has sent out the following updated information about the recent outbreak of Canine Influenza Virus to help prevent the spread of the virus to unexposed dogs:

"There are recently confirmed cases of the Canine Influenza Virus (H3N2 strain) that was first brought to and identified in Chicago, Illinois in the spring of 2015. The most recent outbreaks concern the following states: Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Texas.

"Canine Influenza Virus is an extremely contagious airborne disease that is easily spread among dogs, and in rare cases, can be contagious to cats. If you believe one of your dogs may have contacted Canine Influenza Virus, immediately isolate it from other animals and contact your veterinarian."

Click here to read more information, including treatment and prevention tips, from the AKC website.