With our advanced technology in healthcare and science, you’d think that we’d be protected from a disease as simple as the common flu but the next flu pandemic is a lot closer to home and is already manifesting itself as we speak.
Scientists have theorized and proven that the next flu pandemic that would be sweeping the nation have a high chance of starting from our beloved pets, particularly, dogs.
From the majestic husky, to the beautiful golden retriever, to the cutest of poodles, all domesticated dogs are a potential breeding ground for the next life threatening human flu virus.
The well renowned Icahn School of Medicine in New York has already discovered 16 different types of influenza viruses found in pet dogs worldwide that are similar to the 2009 swine flu virus.
Icahn School of Medicine
A reminder that the last outbreak of swine flu caused a staggering life loss of 245 000 people globally, it is no wonder scientists are on the lookout for the next flu virus outbreak and the prediction at the moment is that the death toll of the next flu outbreak would be even higher than the swine flu as it will most likely originate from our very own domesticated dogs.
However, it is recommended that we, as loving dog owners, should take precious steps to protect ourselves and our dogs by taking our dogs to the vet whenever they have flu like illnesses.
After all, we do not want our lives to be at risk, nor do we want to reach the stage where we have to quarantine or even silence our own precious pet dogs when there is an outbreak.
In conclusion, be prepared the next time your dog sneezes or has breathing problems. Take extra precautions, consult your vet and prevent the next apocalypse.