Skip to comments.Dog Flu Spreads Worry Nationwide
Posted on 10/10/2005 12:31:21 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel
A newly discovered virus has killed dogs in at least seven states, and veterinarians, kennel operators and pet owners are concerned because researchers say there is no vaccine and dogs do not have immunity to the new flu.
Dr. Cynda Crawford, an immunologist at the University of Florida's College of Veterinary Medicine, said in an audio interview posted on the university Web site that the disease is only deadly in rare cases about 10 percent in puppies and old dogs but is of concern because it is spreading rapidly.
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ping for Doggie Ping list!
I think another article was posted recently, but it's good to have it posted for all of us with dogs. Why did the author mention the seven states it has been found in, then neglect to mention which states those are? I don't remember them from the previous article.
We have had it come up before, and I've Doggipinged it... but it's apparently going to be a topic we discuss more than once.
George Bush doesn't care about dogs or dog owners! (grin)
I keep my dog on a tether in the park because that's the law. But it's hard to keep him from getting his mouth or paws on areas where other dogs have relieved themselves. :(
Btw, I always put a bandana with American flags on him. :)
Does anyone have any first-hand knowledge of this?
Well, the good news is, it's not a deadly flu for most healthy dogs that get it... It's just a flu, and like us, most just feel real lousy for awhile then recover.
Exactly - I wondered that too.
Thanks. FR is not great for lots of things, frankly, including searching old stuff. I tried "dog flu", "canine flu", flu, etc, before giving up. Didn't perfectly match key words, obviously.
Do not use/repeat MSM on 'professional grade' news. This is merely MSM hyperbolic hysteria. Try this for Monitoring Emerging Diseases - Pro-MED, with no mention of a 'new' doggy flu. http://www.promedmail.org/pls/promed/f?p=2400:1000
Thanks for the ping! We were planning to attend a Basset Hound Rescue Picnic but not with this spreading around the country.
lets keep this thread going. As the owner of two pups that run a LOT outside in the woods I want to know as much as I can.. thanks so much for the thread Rebel!
This is what I was talking to you about. Not sure if Illinois is one of the states. Maybe we should look into this!
There was a thread in the last couple of weeks saying it mainly involved racing Greyhounds. That's about all I remember.
Yeah, something to definitely look into...I sure don't want our babies sick!!!
I guess Petunia won't be going to the dogpark anytime soon.
Well my spoiled little critter occasionally goes to doggy day care (and loves it). I called my vet last Friday to ask if there were any cases in our state yet, if so day care is gonna have to be a thing of the past.
the answer from the vet was that so far in WA state no cases they were aware of...closest state they knew to have the problem was AZ.
Thanks for the ping, this is the first I've read about this!Things are getting scary everywhere!