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      Your dog needs a flu shot

      Dogs can contract Canine Influenza Virus which is rarely fatal, and unlike swine flu, humans cannot contract the virus from dogs

      We're now learning that humans aren't the only ones who may need seasonal flu shots; man's best friend is also on the list.

      Dogs can contract Canine Influenza Virus which is rarely fatal, and unlike swine flu, humans cannot contract the virus from dogs.

      Meanwhile symptoms include a nasal discharge, cough and low-fever. Most dogs will recover in a few weeks, but secondary complications in more severely infected dogs can lead to pneumonia and death.

      Some Albany dog boarding facilities are now requiring owners to vaccinate their dog prior to boarding.

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