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Monday, June 19, 2017

Dog influenza
The Tennessee state veterinarian is advising dog owners to monitor their pets due to reports of canine influenza in East Tennessee. The UT College of Veterinary Medicine recently confirmed detection of canine influenza (CI) in four dogs. Three of the dogs had recently attended a dog show in Georgia. Canine influenza-or dog flu-is a highly contagious viral infection. It is spread among dogs via direct contact. People who handle infected dogs may also transmit the virus to healthy dogs. This virus can affect cats, however there is no evidence that the strains of CI detected in the U.S. have caused illness in humans. "We encourage dog owners across the state to keep a close eye on their pets' health, especially if they have co-mingled with other dogs or participated in dog shows," says State Veterinarian Charles Hatcher. Symptoms of canine influenza may include a persistent cough, discharge from the nose or eyes, sneezing, lethargy, loss of appetite and/or fever. If you suspect your dog may be ill, contact your veterinarian immediately. There is a vaccine for the illness. The state veterinarian offers these tips: Dr. Hatcher recommends the following safety tips; * Make sure your dog is up-to-date on all appropriate vaccinations. * Wash your hands after contact with any dog. * Avoid co-mingling dogs. * Do not share equipment or toys between dogs. * Immediately isolate any dog that shows signs of illness and contact your veterinarian.


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