Now we know where the phrase "Sick as a dog" comes from. Dogs across the country are coming down with flu-like symptoms due to widespread canine influenza. While it's a flu strain that's different than the one affecting humans, it's just as dangerous and even more contagious among dogs. You can protect your dog by disinfecting leashes, toys, water bowls, any other items that come in contact with other dogs, and by washing your hands as soon as you get home
Talk to your vet about the flu vaccine designed for your pets.