Dog flu is similar to the human flu except it is a virus that only dogs can catch. Just like the human flu virus, the dog flu virus has adapted and mutates every year to the point where we saw different strains in horses and birds that ended up mutating into this dog flu. Because of this, we have two strains that we vaccinate against in our dogs. It is scary and should be taken seriously because there have been several outbreaks across the country and at one point we thought it would become an epidemic! We try to protect everyone who comes into the hospital so we have a population of animals that are all protected so if the flu comes to Danville all of our clients will be safe.