Does your dog have the flu?

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Real Estate Agent with HomeSmart Realty West CalBRE #01458572

My owner is a Realtor at Century 21 Award in Mission ValleyI got an email from an old high school friend that I reconnected with recently through Facebook, yet I still don't have Facebook set up the way I'd like it to be. Talk about a hassle. That's for another time, though.

She didn't remember whether I had a cat or a dog -- I have a cat -- but apparently there is a new flu going around that only affects dogs. The flu was first identified in 2003 in Florida but has spread to thirty other states. It is said to be a year-round flu and highly contagious. Fortunately, there's a vaccine.

There's not much more at the dog influenza web site I was given, so if your dog seems a little worn out, check with your vet.

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Susan Neal
Fair Oaks CA & Sacramento Area Real Estate Broker
RE/MAX Gold, Fair Oaks

Hi Jim - This is a good alert for those who have dogs in their family. And good advice to check with your vet if you have any question.

December 13, 2009 06:51 PM
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Susan Neal
Fair Oaks CA & Sacramento Area Real Estate Broker
RE/MAX Gold, Fair Oaks

Russ - I was just wondering who she was worried about - the grandbaby or the cat.  I'm sure both!

December 13, 2009 06:52 PM
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Carra Riley
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Author, Speaker, Consultant, Carra Riley Inc.

Jim,

That is interesting. I had no idea the flu was going around in animals. Thanks for the info and the website.

December 14, 2009 07:08 PM
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Chris Minion
O'Brien Realty

Hi Jim,

Thanks for the information about dog influenza and the link to learn more about it.  We have a dog (and cats) and appreciate the tip for dog owners. 

Chris

 

December 15, 2009 11:03 PM
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Jim Frimmer
Realtor & CDPE, Mission Valley specialist
HomeSmart Realty West

Hey, Stephanie - As bacteria and viruses continue to mutate, I suspect it's going to get worse before it gets better. Glad your little ones are okay.

Hey, Russ - One could read it wrong, that's true.

Hey, Susan - I think we can safely presume that Stephanie's cat is a male. LOL

Hey, Carra - I had heard about H1N1 in a dog and a ferret, but I didn't know about all these other flu types that our fine furry four-legged friends can get.

Hey, Chris - You're welcome. Hope your little ones don't catch anything other than the requisite rodents, birds, etc.

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