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Brittany Cormier, Editor

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A more complex version of the dog flu virus has cropped up across Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio. As many as 1,300 dogs across the Midwest have contracted the disease, and at least six have died.

The symptoms are sneezing, a runny nose, and a cough. Some dogs will even have a fever of 104-106 F. The virus is not deadly and rarely kills it’s victims, but it is very contagious. It should also be noted that brachiocephalic dogs, like the Pug, Bulldog, and Pekingese, will have a harder time breathing than dogs with longer snout should they catch the flu.

The virus is not covered by the current vaccine, but owners are still urged to have their pets vaccinated and to keep their dog from interacting with other strange dogs.

If your pets show symptoms, it’s best to give them fluids and plenty of rest, along with any medicine the vet may prescribe. They also must be isolated from other dogs to prevent the infection from spreading.

Dog flu has not been shown to affect humans, but the ever-adapting influenza virus may change to infect humans at some point in the future.

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