Veterinarians are warning Michigan canine mother and father to guard their pups from the quickly spreading canine flu. In response to the Michigan Division of Agriculture & Rural Growth (MDARD), 49 circumstances have been reported from six Decrease Peninsula counties in lower than three weeks.
For comparability, the state had simply 9 circumstances of canine influenza in all of 2017.
Residents of Huron, Kent, Macomb, Oakland, Ottawa and Wayne – the six counties which have reported circumstances of canine flu – ought to take specific care to keep away from public locations the place canines congregate, together with parks, doggy day cares and grooming salons.
Canine flu will be unfold by direct dog-to-dog contact, sharing toys or bowls, by the air from a cough or sneeze, and might even be transferred on a human’s palms or garments.
The respiratory sickness is very contagious with signs equivalent to fever, lethargy, coughing, and discharge from the eyes and/or nostril. In case your canine shows any of those indicators, officers from the MDARD ask that you simply preserve them residence to forestall spreading the virus.
Whereas most circumstances of canine influenza are gentle with canines usually recovering inside two to a few weeks, extra extreme circumstances can happen, so remember to contact your veterinarian.
For extra info and the present case rely, go to https://www.michigan.gov/animalprograms.
H/T to Detroit Free Press