Dog flu cases in Georgia continue to grow

Case of the dog flu continues to be reported across Georgia and owners need to know the dos and don’ts.

The first case of dog flu was confirmed in Georgia back in May. Since then, the numbers have continued to grow. There have been well more than 100 cases statewide in the last two months.

The growing numbers have forced several boarding facilities and dog parks to temporarily shut down in hopes of containing the spread. Some boarding facilities now require the flu shot, though; vets told FOX 5 News the vaccine does not cover the strain they are now seeing in the state.

Symptoms of the dog flu include cough, lethargy, and vomiting. Most vets are now requiring owners of dogs suspected to have flu to wait in cars or enter contained areas so not to expose other pups.

For more detailed information on the dog flu visit UGA Veterinary’s Canine Flu Facts page by clicking here.
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