The flu is bad this year, there is no denying that. While we know what symptoms to look for in our loved ones, what about our pets? According to ABC12, the dog flu is also very contagious. The symptoms are similar to those of a kennel cough but can be deadly for your pet. The dog flu has been spreading across the country over the last ten years.

There is a vaccine for dogs, similar to the flu shot for people, but there have been different strains of the dog flu found in different states. The best thing to do would be to talk to your vet about the risk for your pet. According to ABC12, 80% of the pets that come in contact with the dog flu virus will get infected, and 10 to 20% will die. The one thing you don't have to worry about is passing the human flu to your pet, or getting the human flu from them if they are infected.

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