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I am sorry to hear you are worried about your Labrador. I am a veterinarian and will do my best to help.
Is he coughing? There has been an outbreak of canine flu in your area, but dogs with canine flu are coughing a lot.
The rash is not typical of cainine flu, but can be a skin infection, allergic reaction to something in the kennel (bedding, food, etc.).
is he eating, and drinking? Can you take his temperature at home? Normal rectal temperature is between 101 and 102; dogs with canine flu usually are having fevers over 103.
Are his gums a normal pink color?
Hope you can see what I am writing! Let me know if his gums look pink ( if he is a black Lab, they may be darkly pigmented and hard to assess), if he is eating and drinking, and if you can take his temp.
If he is not coughing, this is probably not canine flu. He could have an allergic reaction, or an infection. It is a good sign he is eating and drinking.