Confirmed Case of Dog Flu

Confirmed Case of Dog Flu

Posted: Feb. 20, 2018 6:48 PM

Redding, Calif -- Canine influenza has swept through San Francisco and Sacramento over the last few weeks, and is now hitting Redding.
Doctors at the Dana Park Veterinary Hospital announced Friday, that a couple brought their dog into their facility after suffering from a cough.
"The dog came in with respiratory symptoms had a cough and had a fever," said doctor Evelyn Townsell. 
After some tests it was confirmed the first case has reached Redding.
Action News Now spoke with the veterinarian on Tuesday who said state wide more than 200 cases of canine influenza have been detected.
Symptoms include:  fever, cough , nasal discharge, decreased appetite and fatigue.
The doctor adds this flu is very contagious.
So, if you notice your pup experiencing any of these symptoms, you're encouraged to contact a veterinarian.
And take precautionary measures by getting your dog vaccinated.
"We don't know if this is going to be a small number of dogs affected or if this is going to turn into more of an outbreak scenario we don't have any way of knowing that," said Townsell. 
Those vaccines are administered at all vets and are done in two doses.

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