LAS VEGAS -- Flu season doesn't only affect people, it also affects man's best friend. A vaccine resistant flu-like virus -- capable of killing dogs -- is spreading out of the Midwest and veterinarians are bracing for it in southern Nevada.
Canine influenza is a lot like the human flu. It spreads easily and can damage your dog's health quickly. It has sickened thousands of dogs in the Midwest.
Ella May enjoys a rainy day at Sunset dog park. It's a chance for her to mingle with other dogs.
"I can't deny her that," said Mary Meduna, Ella May's owner. "She is high energy and needs to be out and about."
A few weeks ago, Meduna noticed Ella May was not her normal energetic self and she was sniffling.
"I took her to the vet after a couple days of doing that because she wasn't getting any better," Meduna said. "I thought I'd better have her checked out."
It turns out Ella May was suffering with allergies.