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Rare dog flu striking area pooches

Vet recommends vaccine for pets

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A rare dog flu has presented itself in the Capital Region and has one veterinarian recommending a vaccination for the disease. About a week ago, a mixed-breed rescue dog from New York City that was adopted by a Capital Region family tested positive for canine influenza. The sometimes fatal disease is extremely rare for this area. It was first recognized in 2004 at dog shelters in Florida. The local case was identified by Dr. Stephanie ...

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