The dog flu (canine influenza virus) is the topic of this conversation with Dr. Jill Lopez, senior Specialist Drug Safety at Merck Animal Health and myself on BlogPaws Google HangOut.
We answer all sorts of questions….How the current dog flu strain (H3N2) is different than the (H3N8) dog flu which is the dog flu which has existed in the U.S. since about 2004. How this new strain from Asia was first identified. Whether the vaccine (which is for H3N8) makes sense for this flu strain. We talk about the symptoms. We talk about how the dog flu is spread. We talk about how the dog flu more likely can be avoided.We discuss traveling with dogs.
Hear my WGN Radio interview with Dr. Jopseh Hahn, Merck Animal Health.
www.doginfluenza.com. is a site with more details.