Flu season isn’t just for humans anymore, as Dr. Doug Aspros joins Celia on a brand new episode Animal Instinct talking about the canine influenza. Dr. Aspros is the American Veterinary Medical Association Immediate Past President and shares that the dog flu is a contagious respiratory disease in canines caused by specific Type A influenza viruses known to infect dogs. Dr. Aspros relays that the signs of this illness in dogs are cough, runny nose, and fever, but not all dogs will show signs of illness. The severity of illness associated with canine flu in dogs can range from no signs to severe illness resulting in pneumonia and sometimes death. Walking through the process of treating a sick dog, Dr. Aspros stresses the importance of consulting a veterinarian instead of administering over the counter drugs meant for humans. Do you have a dog? Tune in for this crucial episode. This program was brought to you by Heritage Foods USA.
“The place that we know there have been lots of dogs tested and lots of dogs actually positive is in and around Chicago.” [19:00]
“This new flu virus has been shown to replicate in cats.” [26:00]
—Dr. Doug Aspros on Animal Instinct