CAN DOGS GET THE FLU FROM HUMANS?
Source: SA People News (Extract)
Posted: September 6, 2023
As flu season gets closer, we know the symptoms – fever, cough, sore throat, and body aches. But can your dogs get the flu like you? We’ll explore canine influenza.
Dogs can’t catch the human flu, but they can get their own kind of flu called “canine influenza.”
CAN HUMANS GIVE DOGS THE FLU?
Humans and dogs can both get the flu, but they have different viruses.
People get the flu from influenza A and B viruses.
Dogs get their flu from specific types of influenza A, like H3N8 and H3N2.
Experts and research show that dogs can’t catch the kind of flu people get.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say there’s no proof that a dog can get human flu.
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