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Last updated on Monday, November 28, 2011
(UNDATED) - This holiday season, dog owners should be aware of the heightened risk of dog flu.
According to local vets the flu is highly contagious and most dogs have no immunity to it. In fact, virtually 100% of newly exposed dogs become infected with the virus.
There have been outbreaks throughout the country in Texas, Virginia, Connecticut, New York and Colorado. In fact, it has been confirmed in 38 states.
Dog flu can spread quickly in enclosed environments like boarding kennels. Other dogs at risk include those that visit the groomer, dog parks and doggie daycare. Some of the symptoms are cough, runny nose and fever.
But the good news is, there's a vaccine available to help prevent the disease and keep Fido healthy. This year, give your dog the gift of a healthy holiday season and speak to your vet about the NOBIVAC Canine Influenza vaccine.
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