Wednesday, March 29, 2006

More Dog Flu

A serious strain of dog flu is starting to turn up in North Texas.

As I mentioned a few days ago, the dog flu is here. And there is nothing you can do to prevent your dog from getting it. I have spoken to many parents with kids, nurses in hospitals, teachers in schools, and doctors about the human flu. They say they are exposed to it every day, and they just figure that they will get the flu or some other cold each year. They figure their immune systems have to deal with it. One doctor I know said he's trying to not be so "clean", and he is trying to accept more dirt in his lifestyle... because exposure to these things helps exercise your immune system and keep it stronger. Maybe we need to take the same kind of approach to the dog flu, figure our dogs are already being exposed to it, and just accept that as a part of life. There is no dog flu vaccine, so what else are you to do than to trust your dog will come out OK in the end?

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