Hudson Animal Hospital

Canine Influenza (CIV): The Current Outbreak in the Midwest Is Heading East, How to Best Protect Pets

Recently, pet owners in Chicago and the Midwest have been dealing with an outbreak of canine influenza virus (CIV), commonly known as canine influenza or "dog flu." This particular outbreak is caused by a new strain of the virus, making it unlikely that pets have already acquired an immunity to it. The virus is very contagious and can cause illness in dogs ranging from mild to severe.