Dog Flu Alert In Chicago

Five dogs have already died in the Chicago area and veterinarians say that up to 1,000 pups have been reported as having the deadly infectious disease or canine influenza. (Yes, that is a link to PetMD, like WebMD for your pets.) If you have a dog, please vaccinate! Vets are saying that this is a relatively new disease, so it’s important to be attuned to your dog’s health and look for symptoms which start with a mild cough and can end with very high fever and pneumonia. My prayers are going out to the pups of Chicago today. [Chicago Tribune]