Flu season over? Not for dogs

The H3N2 strain of dog flu, which was identified in March and sickened thousands of pets in the Chicago area, has now hit Atlanta and Charleston, SC. The College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Georgia has performed 140 lab tests so far and identified 55 cases of the virus in the Atlanta area, according to ChicagoNow. The virus continues to spread as dogs vacation with their owners, some officials speculate. Veterinarians are unsure if the canine influenza vaccine is effective against the new strain, which originated in Asia, so most are advising pet owners to take other precautions, such as avoiding doggy day care facilities. Article