Kennel Cough is Going Around!

It’s summer vacation season, which means lots of dogs are in and out of boarding kennels. In the past few weeks, many of the area boarding facilities (in the Metro-East) have experienced a dramatic increase in the number of dogs contracting “kennel cough,” which we in the vet field refer to as “Canine Infectious Respiratory […]

Should we panic over the dog flu?

Nope. Wait, I guess I should write more than that. First, some perspective. In 2013, a total of 56,979 people in this country died of influenza and/or related complications. This did not make the news. Recently 1,000 or more dogs in Chicago come down with influenza, 5 dogs died, and it’s making national headlines. To […]