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ProVetLogic’s Animal Facility Disinfectant Kills Dog Flu in 2024

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ProVetLogic Animal Facility kills Dog FluDog Flu outbreaks are occurring in all 50 states. Also known as Canine influenza this disease is caused by different varieties of influenza virus A. Often the newer types of influenza may be confused with kennel cough.

Dog Flu Transmission

Canine flu is believed to be spread among dogs through respiratory droplets, saliva or hair or through contact with contaminated surfaces.  According to the CDC, “The signs of this illness in dogs are cough, runny nose, fever, lethargy, eye discharge, and reduced appetite, but not all dogs will show signs of illness. The severity of illness associated with canine flu in dogs can range from no signs to severe illness resulting in pneumonia and sometimes death.”

Pet Owners and Professionals Take Precautions

In high traffic areas, such as examination rooms, dog show preparation areas or grooming stations, it is important to minimize the opportunities for exposure to dog flu. ProVetLogic’s Animal Facility is available in concentrated formulas for large applications and in ready-to-use spray bottles for convenient home and clinic use.

Conscientious use of this product can have significant results in preventing the spread of dog flu.

For details on the efficacy of these products, see the PDF files containing details.
You should also check our Disease Bulletins on Dog Flu and Canine Parvovirus.

Dog Flu: Understanding the Contagious Respiratory Disease


Dog Flu, or canine influenza, is a viral respiratory infection that affects dogs worldwide. This report aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of dog flu, including its symptoms, transmission, prevention, and treatment. Whether you are a dog owner, veterinarian, or simply interested in learning more about canine health, this information will be useful in recognizing and managing this contagious disease.

What is Dog Flu?

Dog Flu is a contagious respiratory disease caused by different strains of the influenza virus, namely H3N8 and H3N2. It is highly contagious among dogs and can spread rapidly in various settings, such as kennels, dog parks, and shelters. Understanding the symptoms and identifying the virus is crucial to prevent its further transmission.

Symptoms of Dog Flu:

Symptoms of dog flu may vary from mild to severe, and they can resemble other respiratory infections. Common signs include coughing, sneezing, nasal discharge, lethargy, reduced appetite, and fever. In severe cases, dogs may develop pneumonia, leading to more severe complications.

Transmission of Dog Flu:

Dog flu is primarily transmitted through respiratory secretions such as coughing, sneezing, and contact with contaminated surfaces. Infected dogs can shed the virus even before showing symptoms, making it challenging to prevent its spread. Close proximity and shared items among dogs increase the risk of transmission.

Prevention Measures:

To minimize the risk of dog flu, various preventive measures can be taken. Vaccination is a key strategy, and vaccines are available for both H3N8 and H3N2 strains of the virus. Dog owners should also avoid exposing their pets to potentially infected animals or environments, practice good hygiene, and ensure proper ventilation in dog-housing facilities.

Treatment Options:

The treatment for dog flu focuses on managing the symptoms, preventing secondary infections, and providing supportive care. Rest, hydration, and nutrition are essential for a dog’s recovery. In severe cases, antiviral medications or antibiotics may be prescribed by a veterinarian to address specific complications or secondary infections.


In conclusion, dog flu is a contagious respiratory disease that poses a risk to dogs globally. Recognizing the symptoms, understanding transmission routes, and implementing preventive measures are crucial in containing the spread of the virus. By staying informed and taking appropriate actions, dog owners and veterinarians can protect their pets and contribute to the overall well-being of the canine community.

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