FRESNO, California - The first case of canine Influenza has been reported in Fresno county. There are many steps dog owners can take to help stop the spread of the flu and keep your furry friends safe.
Canine flu is transmitted through coughing, barking and sneezing. The Central California SPCA says the virus can be spread indirectly through objects or people that have been in contact with infected dogs. They say a few common signs include lethargy, coughs, runny noses, fever, or a reduced appetite.
With appropriate veterinary care dogs can typically recover in two to three weeks.
The Central California SPCA offers low-cost flu shots to help your furry friend prevent from contracting the disease. Vaccinations are available every first and third Wednesday of the month from 8am to 12pm. They are offered on a first come, first served basis.
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