Canine flu threatens dogs

POSTED: Wednesday, September 23, 2009 - 3:32pm

UPDATED: Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 11:58pm

An NBC33 safety alert...

The demand for flu shots is on the rise this year, and some doctors say there's one member of your family you shouldn't forget...your dog.

Veterinarians say the H3N8 virus, better known as the canine flu is making its way through dog kennels across the country.

The symptoms are similar to the swine flu, but doctors say the virus can't be passed on to humans.

Officials say while there are no confirmed cases in Louisiana, most vets have not been testing for it.