Canine Influenza

Updated: Nov 29, 2018


Canine Influenza, or dog flu, is caused by the canine influenza virus (CIV). CIV is highly contagious (virtually all dogs exposed to the virus become infected, and nearly 80% show clinical signs of disease) and is easily spread from infected dogs to other dogs through direct contact, coughing and sneezing, contaminated objects, and even people moving between animals.



Canine Influenza made its way to Michigan in the summer of 2018, with the first case reported July 13th to the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD).


To protect your dog, talk to your Veterinarian about your dog's risk of exposure.


For more information from the American Veterinary Medical Association and MDARD, please see the below links:


AVMA Canine Influenza


MDARD Current Canine Influenza Count


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