MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - You or someone you know have probably caught the flu a time or two, but what about your dog?
Mike Barnes said when it comes to keeping his dog "Cooter" healthy, he takes plenty of precautions.
"There's a high mortality rate to this disease, so I don't think, that's not safe advice to say it's hype," he said.
While there have been no cases in Shelby County, Halford said it's important for dog owners to know the risks, and talk to their vets about getting their dog vaccinated.
"In my opinion, every dog should be vaccinated who has a responsible pet owner," he said.
As for Mike Barnes, it's something he intends to learn more about because for him, keeping man's best friend safe is a top priority.