Dog owners head to vet for vaccine after dog flu hits Perry

PERRY, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) –  A recent outbreak of a dog flu in Perry is sending owners to the vet to vaccinate their dogs.

John Hutchens, a veterinarian at Westmooreland & Sappey Animal Hospital says the mortality rate of the dog flu is 10 percent, and concerning because of how easily it can spread.

“I would highly recommend getting your dog vaccinated for the flu, if there’s any potential risk of exposure to another dog,” Hutchens said.

If you’d like to get your dog vaccinated, Hutchens says it’s easy. The veterinarian asks the owner a few questions to make sure the dog is right for the vaccine. The hospital has given out more vaccines because the place that board dogs in Perry require it.

You can reach Westmooreland & Sappey Animal Hospital by going to their website at

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