AKC: How to Keep Your Dog Safe from the Flu?

Dogs can contract influenza, and while it is not very common, it can be a serious illness in some cases.

1. Keep your dog away from sick dogs: The flu is highly contagious, so if you know of any dogs that are sick, keep your dog away from them.

2. Vaccinate your dog: Talk to your vet about getting your dog vaccinated against the flu.

The vaccine may not completely prevent your dog from getting the flu, but it can help reduce the severity of the symptoms.

Keep your dog away from crowded areas: Dogs are more likely to catch the flu in areas where there are many dogs, such as dog parks, kennels, and grooming salons

Practice good hygiene: Wash your hands regularly, especially after petting other dogs, and before touching your own dog.

Keep your dog healthy: A healthy dog is less likely to get sick. Make sure your dog gets plenty of exercise, eats a healthy diet, and has regular check-ups with the vet.

Watch for symptoms: If your dog shows any signs of the flu, such as coughing, sneezing, fever, or lethargy, take them to the vet right away.

By following these steps, you can help keep your dog safe from the flu and ensure they stay healthy and happy.