A contagious dog flu is on the rise in the US

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Just like their two-legged owners, dogs can come down with a serious case of the sniffles. And just like in people, canine flu is highly contagious — infecting about 80% of all dogs who come into contact with it, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association.

Several states including Arkansas, Florida, and the Carolinas are currently reporting a number of cases of canine influenza — but don’t worry, the virus isn’t new, it’s rarely deadly, and it can’t spread to people.

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