What To Do About Canine Flu: Canine Influenza Type A H3N2 & H3N8

As you probably know, there is currently an outbreak of Dog Flu in the South Bay and more recently, a number of cases have cropped up in other areas around the Bay. All dog owners, including myself, are understandably concerned about what they can do to reduce the likelihood that their dogs will be infected. However, there is no need to panic. Although Canine Influenza, or dog flu, is extremely infectious, it usually causes only mild symptoms for a few days to a couple of weeks and the dogs normally make a full recovery despite treatment. Yes, complications from the flu can occasionally be…

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What To Do About Canine Flu: Canine Influenza Type A H3N2 & H3N8

As you probably know, there is currently an outbreak of Dog Flu in the South Bay and more recently, a number of cases have cropped up in other areas around the Bay. All dog owners, including myself, are understandably concerned about what they can do to reduce the likelihood that their dogs will be infected. However, there is no need to panic. Although Canine Influenza, or dog flu, is extremely infectious, it usually causes only mild symptoms for a few days to a couple of weeks and the dogs normally make a full recovery despite treatment. Yes, complications from the flu can occasionally be…

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Playing with Nose Work

Dogs having fun doing nose work

We all know that dogs have a superior sense of smell and that smell is arguably one of their strongest senses. Dogs love to read the world using their nose, that’s just how they roll. The activity/sport of nose work isn’t “work” at all for dogs, it’s the love of their life! As a fellow dog-lover you know as well as I do that dogs just want to have fun, so getting to play with their sense of smell is a win/win!

 

If you haven’t heard much about nose work, I encourage you to research it and find a class near you. In brief, dogs learn to reconnect with their natural hunting instinct and find

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At Long Last, Parks Are Opening Their Gates to Dogs

Vive le Chien!

I have photos of my dogs through the years in central Paris: chomping to a bone at the Boucherie Moderne, one of the town’s greatest butcher shops; seated in a desk (on his chair) in Le Taillevent, a Michelin-starred protector of haute cuisine; standing squashed between human legs on a rush-hour Metro train; glancing contentedly about the footrest of my Vespa as we glide along the Boulevard Saint-Germain.

However, I’ve not one where (I think) they’d actually prefer to become: roll-scratching their backs onto a verdant patch of grass, lounging on a picnic blanket or digging a flower bed… for decades, our best ami was banned from the majority of the city’s green spaces.