MA: Dog flu hitting hard in the Newburyport area

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MA: Dog flu hitting hard in the Newburyport area

Postby spinster » Mon May 12, 2014 6:49 am

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May 12, 2014
'Dog flu' hitting hard in local area
Owners urged to get their pets vaccinated

By Katie Lovett City Editor

NEWBURYPORT — Local veterinarians have been notified that the canine influenza has arrived in Greater Newburyport.

Dog owners who were unaware that there is even a dog flu aren’t alone.

Canine influenza was first discovered in Florida in 2005, and while the virus will have pockets of outbreaks and has made appearances in other states, this is the first time it has ever been seen in dogs in Massachusetts, said Dr. Heidi Bassler of Bassler Veterinary Hospital in Salisbury...
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