Canine Influenza: What’s All the Bark About? | Barton Heights Veterinary Hospital Blog

SONY DSCOver the last six months or so, canine influenza has ripped across the nation without warning. Being a relatively new disease (in this form, at least), the media has latched on to it and pet owners everywhere are raising a fuss. So what’s one to think about this very contagious disease? Read on to learn what’s going on with canine influenza.

The Basics of Canine Influenza

This past April, veterinarians in the Chicago area started to report seeing an outbreak of kennel cough like none other. The typical upper respiratory symptoms normally caused by the Bordetella bacteria along with a few other bugs, however, typically looks a little different. Continue…