5th Texas dog tests positive for canine influenza

June 15, 2017

5th Texas dog tests positive for canine influenza

Another dog in Texas tested positive for canine influenza, bringing the state’s total number of cases to five, according to the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory. Veterinarian Cheryl Maguire said 80% of dogs infected with canine influenza develop symptoms, but most recover, although some need veterinary care and few may die from the infection.

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COLORADO cat tests positive for plague

June 15, 2017

COLORADO  cat tests positive for plague

A Weld County, Colo., pet cat tested positive for plague, and the cat and its owner are undergoing treatment. Plague is spread through flea bites and contact with infected animals, so flea control medication is an important preventive measure.