Canine Influenza


It’s flu season again, but did you know that our dogs and cats are susceptible too?
All of us at Millbrae Pet hospital are interested in keeping you and your pets safe. If you watch the news you have heard about the flu, both human and canine. The flu is a clinical illness secondary to one of the influenza viruses. Influenza viruses that cause disease in humans are named after 3 core proteins A, B, and C. Influenza A viruses are further described by their common surface proteins and get labels such as H1N1. Influenza A viruses are responsible for most outbreaks, epidemics, and pandemics in the world. It is also responsible for the recent canine influenza outbreak and the terrible flu season California is experiencing in general.
We at Millbrae Pet hospital wanted to take a minute to talk with you about how this virus can effect your pets.

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