Can dogs get colds and flu?
Yes, dogs can get colds and flu, although usually not of the human varieties. Dog-style colds and flu include specific diseases, such as Canine Distemper and Canine Kennel Cough complex, as well as numerous non-specific infections of the tonsils, sinuses, ears, and nose. Most of these problems can be promptly corrected with the proper medications following a thorough physical examination by one of the Windmill Animal Hospital doctors. Since some doggy "colds" and "flu" can be potentially life-threatening, we recommend your pet come in for an examination as soon as possible after you first notice the symptoms.