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Dog Flu Going Around

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You'll want to keep a close eye on your four-legged canine friend. A virus is going around that affects dogs.

This is the first time researchers have seen the flu, which originated in horses, jump to dogs. They say 80-percent of dogs exposed to the virus will become ill and up to 10-percent of those will die.

Veterinarians warn the symptoms are often mistaken for kennel cough -- shallow breathing, a constant cough and not wanting to move. Dogs will also stop eating, and will be much sicker than just having a cough.

Scientists say any dogs showing symptoms should be isolated and taken to the veterinarian right away.

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