Please bear with me because I am about to discuss a problem that would be more appropriate on vetenairy boards. There is an outbreak of a type of flu that affects dogs. Previously it was affecting only horses but it made the jump from horses to dogs and now is jumping from dog to dog. Be very carefull at this time when putting your dog in kennel or allowing him or her to mix with other dogs. The fatality rate is only 8 in 100 but I know someone that lost a dog to it and it is quite upsetting. Scientist are studying it for clues to how a flu outbreak in humans would occur and how it would spread.