Officials in Michigan are warning of an outbreak of dog flu in the state. A total of 49 cases have been confirmed since mid-July.
They have occurred in Kent, Macomb, Oakland, Ottawa and Wayne counties.
The total number of confirmed cases in all of 2017 statewide was only nine.
“Canine influenza is a highly contagious respiratory infection in dogs, caused by a virus. Signs can include fever, lethargy, coughing and discharges from the nose and eyes.”