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WHAT IS IT? Canine influenza virus (CIV) causes respiratory symptoms similar to those experienced by humans with the flu, including coughing, sneezing, lethargy, fever, and discharge from the nose and eyes. There are two known influenza virus types that can infect and spread between dogs in the United States. IS THERE A VACCINE FOR CANINE…

Pets are good for your health in numerous ways, including supporting immune function. Clues that dogs may influence the immune system emerged when links to allergies, asthma and eczema, which are due to an over-reactive immune system, were found. For instance, while it was once believed that exposure to dogs (or cats) at birth may…

Usually, when we come across the words “PTSD” and “dogs” in the same sentence, it’s in reference to therapy dogs trained to help humans with post-traumatic stress disorder. But we’ve learned over the last 10 years or so that canine companions can also suffer from PTSD. In fact, roughly 5% to 17% of dogs are…

No Evidence Dogs Get COVID-19 Can dogs get the new coronavirus (COVID-19)? At this time, experts believe it is very unlikely. The World Health Organization currently advises that there is no evidence to suggest that dogs or cats can be infected with the new coronavirus. The CDC also seconds that opinion, stating that, “At this…

Thanksgiving s a wonderful time for friends, family and holiday feasts, but it’s also a time for possible distress for our furry friends. Pets won’t be so thankful if they munch on undercooked turkey or a pet-unfriendly floral arrangement, or if they stumble upon an unattended alcoholic drink, and you won’t be so happy with…

1. Whether you’re hosting guest or traveling, check that your pet is wearing a collar and tag with your current contact information. 2. Update your pet’s microchip. If your pet isn’t microchipped, call your local shelter or veterinarian to make an appointment today! 3. If you’re leaving town without your pet, use a good pet…