H1N1 cases now confirmed in dogs

elaine | December 2, 2009

Some dogs now have confirmed H1N1.   The two dogs were diagnosed by the China Agricultural University at the end of November.  We knew it would happen, after all, swine flu has been found in many mammals including cats, ferrets, pigs, and of course, people.  I posted a story about this when it first crossed over into [...]

Could your dog catch the swine flu?

elaine | November 5, 2009

     While it appears to be rare, it can happen.  The U.S. Department of Agriculture and Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine confirmed that a 13-year-old cat whose owners had experienced flu-like symptoms contracted H1N1 (swine) flu.
    ”This may be the first instance where we have documentation that transmission occurred involving cats or dogs,” [...]