State Officials Warn of Uptick in Cases of Canine Influenza
State officials are warning of an uptick in the amount of reported cases of canine influenza, which can effect dogs.
Since July 13th, there have been 49 confirmed cases of the illness reported.
The cases have occurred outside of our area, and mostly in southern Michigan, but in 2017, only nine cases were reported statewide.
Canine influenza is a highly contagious respiratory infection in dogs.
Most cases of the virus are mild, and affected dogs usually recover within two to three weeks.
However, more severe cases can occur, so it is important to talk with your veterinarian if you think your dog has influenza.
Officials say it is important to talk with your veterinarian about getting your dog vaccinated for influenza.
For more information and the current case count, visit michigan.gov/animalprograms.