First, veterinarians found it in Chicago, now, it may be coming to central Illinois.
Confirmed cases of dog flu are popping up right in our backyard. Vets are sending out a warning to pet owners to take caution when socializing their dogs.
Vets in central Illinois are encouraging pet owners to have their dogs vaccinated as soon as possible, if your dogs did not receive the H3N2 vaccination in 2016.
If your dog contracts the flu, make sure to keep it inside and away from other dogs for at least 21 days.
If you suspect your dog may be sick, veterinarians say the best course of action is to give your pooch lots of water and ensure they have time to rest. In severe cases, a vet may prescribe medications to reduce swelling linked with the virus.