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November 17, 2011 - Issue 170


H3N8 Canine Influenza Virus (CIV): The New Flu Virus That's Infecting Dogs

H3N8 Canine Influenza Virus (CIV): The New Flu Virus That's Infecting Dogs

November 17, 2011 | 60,248 Views

The newly discovered H3N8 canine influenza virus (CIV) infects 100% of dogs who become exposed. Since it's highly contagious, here's what every pet owner needs to know now to help their pup weather an outbreak. Plus: Can family members (and other pets) catch it?... Should you vaccinate?

Bird Imitates His Mommy

Bird Imitates His Mommy

November 17, 2011 | 11,930 Views

A talented Moluccan cockatoo mimics an amusing sound.

New Test Detects Canine Distemper in Recently Vaccinated Dogs

New Test Detects Canine Distemper in Recently Vaccinated Dogs

November 17, 2011 | 19,469 Views

If you've recently adopted a shelter dog who starts showing symptoms of canine distemper, there is now a test to accurately diagnose the infection in its early stages.