Mass. Officials Report Cluster Of Dog Flu Cases In Essex County

CBS Boston

BOSTON (CBS) – The state’s Division of Animal Health says that for the first time, a cluster of dog flu cases has been found in Massachusetts outside of dog racing tracks.

The warning effects just Essex county, and even there, officials advice pet owners to learn the facts and not panic.

Chris Tello says that a week ago he was very worried about 4-month-old Diesel, a boxer.

“On a scale of one to 10, he was a 10,” Tello said.

“I noticed he was having a hard time breathing, coughing, hacking,” he recalled.

Tello brought Diesel to his veterinarian, Dr. Heidi Bassler, at the Bassler Veterinary Hospital in Salisbury.  She diagnosed canine influenza.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Laurie Kirby reports
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Bassler and other vets in the area are beginning to see suspected…

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