Minnesota Veterinary Hospital Blog
Press release from the Minnesota Board of Animal Health:
May 27, 2015
H3N2 Influenza in Dogs
Recent test results confirm that at least five Minnesota dogs were infected with a new strain of influenza virus called H3N2. All of the dogs were most likely exposed to this new strain of influenza when they visited the Lucky Dog Boarding and Training Center in Detroit Lakes. All of the dogs fully recovered and no new cases have been seen at the facility since April 25.
Parasites that affect dogs and cats can be found either internally or externally. The pest may attach itself to the pet's fur, the animal may ingest it, or it may get infected through a mosquito bite. When left untreated, parasite infestation can cause serious discomfort or even life-threatening complications for the pet. Since animals depend on their owners to keep them well, it's essential for anyone who owns a dog or cat to be aware of the various parasites, their symptoms,and how to treat them.