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Notes: Alexandria Animal Hospital warns canine influenza is on the rise

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Dog owners be alert: a veterinarian office in Alexandria is reporting that a case of canine influenza is on the rise in the area.

The VCA Alexandria Animal Hospital reported that the outbreak has affected dog boarding services, Patch first reported. The disease is typically non-fatal, but it can take up to two or three weeks to recover. The dog may experience symptoms like a cough, runny nose, fever, lethargy, eye discharge and a reduced appetite.

The flu is on the rise for dogs around the region. Montgomery County urged dog owners to consider skipping dog parks for the time being.

For dogs that do get the flu, a Washington Post guide suggested isolating dogs at home and keeping them from sharing toys, beds, or bowls with other dogs.

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