Kennels Close As Precaution After Cases Of Dog Flu Confirmed In Stamford

July 27, 2018 - 9:01 am

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- A few confirmed cases of canine influenza has dog owners concerned in Stamford.

Dog flu is highly contagious, so some kennels are closing this week right at the peak of vacation season to protect against dog flu.

Some dogs will have just a cough, nasal discharge and a fever while others could develop pneumonia, WCBS 880's Sean Adams reported.

Vets advise infected dogs stay home for at least a month, Adams reported. 

The Stamford cases follow 100 confirmed cases of H3N2 in New York.

Dog flu is fatal in less than 10 percent of cases. As a precaution, pet owners can have their dogs vaccinated.