A possible case of H3N2, a new form of canine influenza, was diagnosed in the Newark, Ohio, area this week, but veterinarians are hesitant to confirm the diagnosis until a second laboratory test is run.
“Because this is an emerging disease in a single animal in a new geographic area," Daniels said, "it should be confirmed by a secondary test."
H3N2 is quite contagious to other dogs, but not humans. If you see your dog exhibiting flu-like symptoms such as fever, vomiting, watery eyes and nose or not eating, the safest thing to do is contact a veterinarian and keep the dog away from other animals.
The Veterinary Medical Center's Emergency Services are open 24/7.
May 20, 2015