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 We’ve all heard about it.  It’s all over the news.  Swine influenza has sparked a slight panic throughout the world.  Although it’s spreading from pig to pig, pig to humans, and now human to human, there are some of you out there who are starting to worry if it can transfer to our pets.

The word going around is that this strain is not able to affect our dogs, but as influenza is constantly adapting to its environment, the possibility that it could eventually hasn’t been ruled out.

Here are some great links:

Can My Dog or Cat Get Swine Flu? (article)

Handout on Swine Flu Q&A (.PDF)

Swine Influenza In Animals (.PDF)

Preventing the Spread of Swine Flu (web)

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