USA Today is reporting on the spread of the highly contagious canine influenza virus (CIV).
"it causes acute respiratory infections in dogs, and virtually all dogs who are exposed become infected. During the incubation period of two to four days, pets who appear healthy can still be spreading the germs."
Says Kimberly May, spokesperson for the American Veterinary Medical Association
Backgrounder: Canine influenza
May, also recommends exploring options such as having a house sitter stay with your pet.
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