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Flu is normally a winter illness. Winter is cold and dry, allowing viruses like cold and flu to spread more easily (which is why running a humidifier can help). While flu season can sometimes last until June, we don’t normally worry about it in July or August. But if you have dogs, you should. Last […]

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Ticks carrying Lyme Disease are found in more counties every summer, and a few years ago we passed the point where more than half of US counties now have Lyme Disease. Lyme disease is spreading in other ways, too. In Connecticut, disease testing is revealing higher numbers of ticks carrying Lyme Disease—about 10% more than […]

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Your pets are probably just as excited for summer as you are—more time outside, walks with you, and new places and friends to smell. But there are plenty of dangers during the summer months, most of which just require a little prevention. Especially if your pet is people to you, make sure you’re doing everything […]

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Scientists are working together across the globe to watch for, and to try and stay ahead of, the next global flu pandemic. They think they’ve found a likely source, too: man’s best friend. Humans and dogs not only live in close proximity with each other, making it easier for human flu strains to mix with […]

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Dog flu (H3N2) is still spreading, infecting new pups each week. Just like in humans, dogs can experience coughing, sneezing, lethargy, and a lack of appetite. Things can also get serious without care—so make sure you watch for symptoms, follow local outbreaks, and tell friends about dog flu. You can also help keep your pup […]

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