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Pet Owners Warned Of Dog Flu

World News

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Some people are worried about their pets getting the flu because so many people are infected.

There is canine influenza, more commonly known as the dog flu, and the symptoms are similar to what humans get. But it’s not the same virus.

The flu is now widespread across the country and so are respiratory infections and colds.

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Victoria Roldan has a cold, as she suffers from a sore throat, ear infection and coughing.

With so many people sick with contagious ailments, many are asking, “Can my pet catch it too?”

“Flu is seen year round in pets,” said Dr. Tony Malone of the Humane Society.

Veterinarians say canine influenza mainly affects dogs and the signs are much like what you see in people.

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Dr. Malone listed “sneezing, coughing, nasal discharge, ocular discharge” as some of the signs.

But that’s where the similarity end as the flu cannot be spread between people and pets.

“Dog flu and people flu are not related, it’s not zoonotic, meaning dogs can’t pass the flu to their owners and people can’t pass the flu to their dogs,” Dr. Malone explained.

The strains are different and while human influenza happens during winter months, dog flu that’s spread from pet to pet can happen any time of the year.

There are currently no localized canine outbreaks but some people are worried about seeing flu symptoms in their pets.

“They’re at home and they have more time, so they’re looking at their animals now cause they’re there, paying attention,” Dr. Malone said.

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The best way to keep your dog healthy, just like with people, is to get them vaccinated. There are flu shots for people and their four-legged best friends but made with different formulations.

Dog flu can be spread between animals or in food bowls, which is why veterinarians say pet owners should be careful in places like grooming salons, day care and dog parks.

In terms of human flu, no worries of that making dogs sick — just other people.


Long Island Pet Expo



This show is designed to educate and entertain the public about the wonderful world of pets. It promotes responsible pet ownership and care in a fun-filled family event. There is an outstanding array of pet products and services for you to buy as well as pet adoptions. A limited offer free space to rescue and adoption groups.

Organizer Name: Suffolk Community College Health and Exposition Center


Phone: (631) 423-0620

Website: Where: 1001 Crooked Hill Road, Brentwood, NY


Jackie Wein



Animal Soup Kitchen



Little Shelter Animal Rescue and Adoption Center (Huntington, NY) is the first ever shelter on LI to provide free pet food, vaccinations, spay/neutering and medical treatment for impoverished, sick, disabled and elderly pet parents who do not have the resources to properly feed or care for their beloved pet.

The program is designed to keep animals with their families who love them. It has helped hundreds animals who have nowhere else to turn. Your Help is Needed… to maintain and grow this essential program. You can help by making a monthly donation of either food or funds to the ASK program so that we can continue to feed, and at times, provide shelter and medical care to the neediest pets.

All food donated is used to feed only the most destitute dogs and cats and is never used to feed the dogs or cats who reside at Little Shelter. Be assured that only the most destitute dogs and cats will benefit from your generosity.

Organizer Name: Animal Soup Kitchen (ASK)

Phone: (631) 368-8770 x26


Helping Homeless Cats Find Their Forever Family



Share a bottle of wine as you donate to a great cause….

Benefit Wines pairs fine wines with great charities. Proceeds benefit Connecticut Cat

CCC’s efforts are focused primarily on finding loving homes for the many cats that are strays, abused, abandoned, surrendered or impounded. All animals are given medical attention and vaccinated before placement and spayed and neutered if at least six months of age. They are a small shelter comprised of 100% volunteers dedicated to helping homeless cats find their forever families.

Organizer Name: Helping Homeless Cats Find Their Forever Family



Comforting Care Veterinary Services

At-Home Hospice and Euthanasia

Phone: 914-584-6080



24/7, please call
Hospice and Palliative care:
M-F 9-6 pm

Intl. Health Certificates:

M-F 9-6 pm



Outreach to Pets in Need (OPIN)



Offering FREE dog training classes every Wednesday evening! Join Rob Mullin, trainer, K-9 Wizard & Co. to teach your dog the basics; to walk nicely on a lease, to Sit, Stay, Down and to interact positively in the presence of other dogs. Your dog should be outfitted with a 6-foot standard lead (no retractable leads!) and a choke collar. Please bring a copy of your dog’s rabies and license certificates to the first class.

Organizer Name: Barlett Arboretum & Gardens


When: EVERY Wednesday from January 17th through April 18th from 6:30p to 7:30p

Where: The Bartlett Arboretum, Silver Educational Center, 1510 Brookdale Road, Stamford, CT


Meet Your New Best Friend

Dogs, Tracks


Meet the Cats and Dogs at PAWS every day… no appointment necessary! Please fill out an application before visiting if you are able, as it helps us match you with the cat or dog you are most likely to fall in love with.

Organizer Name: Pet Animal Welfare Society (PAWS)


When: Open for adoptions from 12:00p-4:00p Tuesdays through Sundays

Where: 504 Main Avenue, Norwalk, CT


13 Hands Equine

On the Ground Therapy Program with Horses

Therapists helping veterans, children, everyone.


Phone: 914-325-4941


Birthday Parties at SPCA of Westchester!



Celebrate your pet and all their greatness by throwing them a birthday party while supporting a good “paws”! Set-up and clean-up for your party is provided by the shelter. Prior to the day of the party, please drop off any decorations, plates, napkins, and other serving supplies that you would like to use. Party themes include Best in Show, Top Dog and The Cat’s Meow.

Organizer Name: Joanne Witmyer

Phone: (914) 941-2896 x28


Where: Croton Point Park, 1 Croton Point Avenue, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520


Pet Rescue Dog and Puppy Meet & Greet Adoptions



Pet Rescue’s mission is to aid homeless, abandoned and neglected cats and dogs, to nurture them in the foster care of volunteers, to provide veterinary care and socialization, and to place them in permanent loving and responsible homes. Pet Rescue also works to decrease the population of homeless dogs and cats through its spay/neuter programs

Organizer Name: Pet Rescue


When: Every saturday in January, February and March 2018

Where: Croton Point Park, 1 Croton Point Avenue, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520


Stone Meadow Kennels

Services We Offer:
* Pet Boarding * Indoor & Outdoor Run * Playtime * Walks * Cuddles. Facility: 3 fully fenced activity fields Two of our fields are grass and exceed 100 feet by 80 feet, and the third field is covered with wood chips for inclement weather days. Each field is enclosed by 6 foot high chain linked fence with reinforced bottom bars (to prevent gaps on the bottom of the fence), and padlocked to the outside.


Winter Wonderland Bald Eagles!



This is a Winter Walk! If spending hours outside in the cold doesn’t sound like your idea of a good time – this walk may not be for you. However, if being the first to lay tracks through the snow and returning with ruddy cheeks to the warm indoors sounds “cool” – DO come along! This event is being organized by New York City WILD!

Two years ago on this walk we had a total of more than 30 sightings for the day (including those seen along the Hudson River on the train ride). How cool is that! The colder the winter, the more likely there will be more eagles at this wide point of the Hudson River above the Tappan Zee/Gov. Mario Cuomo bridges.

Organizer Name: New York City WILD!

Website: www.EventBrite.comand search “Winter Wonderland Bald Eagles”

When: February 4th & 11th, 2018 at 8.30AM – 4.00PM Where: Croton Point Park, 1 Croton Point Avenue, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520


The 14th Annual New York Pet Fashion Show and Fundraiser



The iconic New York Pet Fashion Show kicks off the Westminster Weekend and NY Fashion Week and is the premier must see show of the year. The NYPFS is being held at the Hotel Pennsylvania which caters to the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show’s participants, attendees and media from all over the world. Join us in the beautiful Penn Top Ballroom overlooking the city and Madison Square Garden.

Organizer Name: New York Pet Fashion Show


When: February 8th, 2018 at 6.00PM – 11.00PM
Where: Hotel Pennsylvania, 401 7th Avenue, New York, NY


Smith Ridge Veterinary Center

Services We Offer:
* Veterinary Center for pets * Integrative Care Center * Cryosurgery Center * Alternative or Complementary Therapy * Orthopedic and Complex Soft-tissue Surgery * Intravenous Nutrient Therapy * Nutritional Blood Test (NBT)