Flu season is kicking into high gear, but people need to watch out for more than just each other. Man’s best friend is also at risk of catching certain strains of influenza.
Dr. John Brix with Brix Veterinary Service in Shelbyville says although it hasn’t been a big issue in our area, dogs catching the flu has been a bigger issue across the country.
Brix says the flu in dogs is acting similar to that in humans because it is mutating into multiple strains.
Brix says the issue has mainly been in dogs, and dogs cannot transfer this strain of the flu to humans.