According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it’s a strain of the flu virus (H3N2) that causes respiratory illness in dogs.
The CDC said there is no evidence that the flu can spread to people, but there is the possibility that the virus could mutate in a way to infect humans.
Pet parents beware, the canine influenza virus (CIV), or dog flu that first spread through Florida and Georgia earlier in 2017 has made its way to Texas.
LIVING LIKE ROYALTY: Police dog fired for adorable reason finds new, elite home According to the TVMDL article, the symptoms include lethargy, high fever, loss of appetite, cough and nasal discharge.
Virus is spread from dog to dog, but droplets also contaminate food bowls and other surfaces increasing the risk for infection." Click below for the top news from around the Houston area and beyond.