It’s flu season, and if you’re a sick dog owner, you’re probably worried about getting your pet sick too. It’s a legit concern, but while there is such thing as the dog flu, it’s not the same as the human virus. Here’s what you need to know.
Many people now have the flu, respiratory infections, and colds, but the flu is a year round thing for dogs. And while our sickness is contagious to other humans, you can not give it to your pet. Likewise, your pet cannot pass its sickness onto you.
The pet influenza mainly affects dogs, and the symptoms are a lot like what you’d find with humans: coughing, sneezing, nasal discharge, etc. But that’s where the similarity ends. So when you or your dog has the flu, feel free to cuddle up and take care of each other without worry! 🙂
The best way to keep your dog healthy, just like with people, is to get them vaccinated. They are two different formulas, but you can get a flu shot for yourself and one for your dog next time.
The dog flu can still be spread between animals, so watch anytime they may be sharing food and water bowls with others.