As flu season nears, dogs should also get vaccinations as humans do to protect them from the disease. Unlike human flu, however, canine influenza can arise at any time of the year, putting dogs at a greater risk of contracting the illness, marked by a soft cough, low-grade fever and other signs. About 1,080 U.S. cases of canine flu have been confirmed as of 2008, according to this article, which cites AVMA.

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