Flu Season for Humans Raises Questions About Flu Shots for Dogs
You might want to bring man's best friend with you on your way to get a flu shot.
Yes, that virus that makes you feel achy, miserable, and generally gross can affect Fido, too.
Here are the answers to some common questions about getting your dog vaccinated.
According to researchers, canine influenza came to human attention in 2004, when Cornell University's Edward Dubovi sequenced the virus and sent it to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC found that the virus was a mutated version of one found in horses, which had made it to to racing greyhounds in Florida. Humans can't get the virus from dogs, nor can dogs get it from us.
Probably not. If your dog stays indoors and doesn't come into contact with neighborhood dogs, the vaccination isn't necessary. But