Dog Flu Outbreak in Oklahoma


Dog flu or canine influenza outbreaks are still occurring, the most recent in Oklahoma. Especially at this time of year, people travel with pets – so that could mean the outbreak will travel.

Kennel cough (bordetella) is no fun for dogs or people who have to hear that hacking cough and that is (appropriately) routinely vaccinated for. Dog flu can be serious and is more likely to cause hospitalization or in a small percent of cases, death. That’s why – as this report indicates – the best thing you can do is to vaccinate, especially if you know dog flu is present where you live.

The good news is that humans cannot get dog flu.