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Can my dog get influenza A from me? She is 3 years old. Her…

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Can my dog get influenza A from me?

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She is 3 years old

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Her name is*****: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Riley?

She has been coughing a lot tonight. We all have the flu and I am afraid she is getting it. We have two other pets that do not seem to have any symptoms

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Alleyne, Dog Veterinarian replied 7 months ago
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Hello my name is***** and I am a licensed veterinarian with over 9 years of experience. I am hoping to help you with your pet today. Since I can’t physically exam your pet, I may need to respond with several follow up questions so I can best help you. Remember there is no limit on how many questions you can ask to in order to clarify any information I have provided regarding your pet. I just have a few initial questions to ask to gather some more information if you don’t mind? Is she coughing anything up? Is she on heartworm prevention?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
She is on heart worm prevention. And she did cough up a little clear spit a few minutes ago
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Alleyne, Dog Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

Okay thanks for the additional information. Does she seem lethargic at all? So far the current research shows that dogs can't get influenza from humans. But there is a canine flu that can be spread from dog to dog which can cause coughing and a fever. Usually it is presented with a fever. But the most common reason for coughing in young dogs is kennel cough which usually has to be treated with antibiotics

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