Dog Flu Symptoms Are Similar to
Other Canine Respiratory Infections
Without proper diagnosis, all canine respiratory diseases look similar. Dog Flu, or canine influenza virus, is a viral disease and, because of that, it's more difficult to treat than canine cough, also known as kennel cough.
Kennel cough is a bacterial infection easily treated with antibiotics. Dog Flu, on the other hand, is a virus that can't be "cured". All you and your vet can do is make your dog as comfortable as possible while the flu virus runs its course.
As a dog owner, the best way to protect the dog you love is to vaccinate against both viruses.