Video: What dog owners need to know about H3N2 canine flu
A veterinarian in Ohio recently confirmed another case of the H3N2 dog flu.
H3N2 made headlines in April after an estimated 1,000 dogs in Chicago contracted the virus, but now the virus is popping up in other states.
"I’m still very hopeful that she’ll make a complete recovery," veterinarian Jodi Houser told USA TODAY Network about Katie, the 13-week-old West Highland White Terrier that tested positive for the virus May 15 in Newark, Ohio.
There isn’t a specific treatment for the flu because it’s a viral disease, but veterinarians treat it with supportive care such as fluids, rest and antibiotics for accompanying illnesses, according to Houser. While the flu can lead to death, most dogs recover.