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What you need to know about dog flu

Canine Influenza (Dog Flu) continues to threaten our pets: there are 413 known positive cases in the US right now, up from just over 180 at the beginning of the 2018 calendar year. This infographic has helpful information to help you keep your pup healthy.

Uncomplicated Canine Flu cases can cost pet parents an average of $797 (for treating symptoms like coughing). For severe cases requiring hospitalization, costs can start at an average of $1,157 (respiratory tract illness). Costs based on 2017 Petplan claims data.

According to Petplan Advisory Board Member, Dr. Ernie Ward: “There are a lot of myths, a lot of misperceptions out there, so I want to set the record straight and make sure we do everything we can to save our pet loved ones. This is an outbreak and this is shaping up to be one of the more concerning outbreaks we’ve had in recent history.”

Click here to read Petplan’s blog (authored by Ward) for more information on the dog flu.

Click here for more information on the current Canine Flu outbreak numbers provided by the California Veterinary Medical Association.

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Treat your pup with a special homemade treat!

If you love to spoil your dog, you’ve come to the right place! Our furry companions are constantly showering us with love and affection, so why not reciprocate the adoration? For their next birthday or special occasion, make them something special and delicious like a dog cake! Dog cakes or pupcakes, are a tasty way to celebrate and the ultimate photo op.

With special thanks to Personal Creations, they have provided 15 dog cake recipes you can create for your fur child. From a meat lover’s cake to a yummy coconut berry cake your pooch’s tail will be wagging when they taste your treat!

Let us know if you try any, and what your pup thought of it!

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