LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A local animal hospital is taking new steps to control the dog flu in Louisville.

Several cases of the dog flu have been reported across the region, some of which resulted in fatalities. 

Blue Pearl Louisville has set up a mobile flu clinic to treat suspected cases of the canine flu without infecting other pets at the hospital. 

"It can be spread on clothing," said Scott Rizzo, DVM, with Blue Pearl Louisville. "For up to 48 hours, if another dog was at that fire hydrant and your dog comes up on it, that can potentially be a contact point."

Vets are urging pet owners to have their dogs vaccinated. If you suspect your dog is sick, it's also important to keep it away from other animals.

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