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Canine Influenza (Dog Flu)

This photograph depicts an unidentified mixed breed dog, sometimes referred to as a mutt, seated along side its master. Note the docile, relaxed disposition of this pet, which is ideal when thinking about adding a canine family member.

Canine influenza (also known as dog flu) is a contagious respiratory disease in dogs caused by specific Type A influenza viruses known to infect dogs. These are called “canine influenza viruses.” Dog flu is a disease of dogs. No human infections with canine influenza have ever been reported. There are two different influenza A dog flu viruses: one is an H3N8 virus and the other is an H3N2 virus. The links below offer more information.