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WARNING

The Canine Influenza Virus (the dog flu) is at serious proportions around Chicago. 

 All unvaccinated dogs are at risk.  Even dogs not acting sick themselves can carry this virus. 

 Enter this Dog Friendly Area (DFA) at your own risk

 The virus is extremely contagious.  Virtually all unvaccinated dogs that are exposed will contract the disease. 

  Symptoms include:

coughing

lethargy 

lack of appetite

nasal discharge 

trouble breathing

 If you note any of these symptoms, keep your dog away from other pets and see your veterinarian as soon as possible.

 A vaccine for the dog flu may be suggested for social dogs; contact your veterinarian.  All social dogs are required to have the bordetella (kennel cough) vaccine for DFA licensing. 

 Chicago Veterinary Medical Association

Dr. Donna Alexander, Administrator, Cook County Department of Animal and Rabies Control

Steve Dale, CABC, WGN Radio