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COLUMBUS – A local vet is warning pet owners after an area puppy has been diagnosed with the dog flu.
In April, tests confirmed a West Highland Terrier, named Katie, in her care had the new H3N2 strain of dog flu, according to NBC4.
Jim and Linda Lucas had purchased Katie from a woman in Minerva, Ohio as they’ve owned Westies for over 20 years.
They worried about Katie after weeks with a persistent cough, at first they assumed it was just Kennel Cough.
The Lucases thought they got Katie from a breeder, but later found out they did not. The woman later admitted to getting Katie from an Amish breeder in Millersburg.
Now, the Lucases want other families to be cautious when adopting a new dog.
Symptoms include cough, runny nose and fever. There are currently no reported instances of dog flu being transmitted from dogs to humans.