In an important update from the Michigan Veterinary Medical Association (MVMA) and Oakland Veterinary Referral Services (OVRS), they have advised us of confirmed cases of H3N2 Canine Influenza in Michigan (so far, 2 confirmed cases in Macomb county, 1 in Wayne county and 1 in Oakland county).
While this number doesn’t seem like a lot, with the very contagious aspect of the virus, we suspect there may be more unconfirmed cases.
Symptoms to Watch for Include:
- Dry, hacking cough
- Coughing up white, foamy phlegm
- Lack of appetite
- Runny nose (not just moist, but runny)
- Rapid breathing (not connected to exercise)
What Can You Do??
Make sure your dog is protected by:
- Getting the influenza vaccine series
- Making sure your local dog park, daycare, grooming or boarding facility require a flu vaccine before pets are allowed.
If you have questions, concerns please call your pet’s VetSelect Animal Hospital.
The Team of VetSelect Animal Hospitals