Can Your Pet Get the Flu? What You Need to Know About CIV

Canine influenza is a highly contagious viral infection that has caused significant respiratory disease outbreaks over the past 15 years.

What is canine influenza virus (CIV)?

Canine influenza virus, also known as CIV or dog flu, is a highly contagious respiratory disease. There are currently two strands of CIV that are prevalent, H3N2 and H3N8.

While its symptoms are similar to those of a human flu virus, this disease cannot be transmitted to humans. It can potentially cause infection and respiratory illness in cats, though no feline cases have been reported.

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