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Vaccines for dogs and cats: A complete guide.

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Vaccines are an important part of your pet’s preventative health care plan. They protect your pet from contagious diseases, some of which are fatal, like rabies or hepatitis. Routine vaccination is an important tool in preventing illness and keeping your dog or cat healthy, even if they are primarily indoor animals. But there is some

Canine influenza virus: What is the risk?

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Recently, you may have seen news stories about canine influenza breaking out in Chicago. What is canine influenza, exactly, and how could it affect your pet? Also known as dog flu, it’s a contagious respiratory disease in dogs caused by a virus known as the canine influenza virus (CIV). Dogs of any age, breed and