LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Dogs owners lined up Saturday to protect their pets from the recent dog flu outbreak that has reached Louisville.

A mobile vet clinic was on hand at the Douglass Loop Farmers Market on Bardstown Road to administer dog flu shots.

Vets say very few dogs in the Louisville area have been vaccinated from the latest dog flu strain that started in Chicago two years ago.

Officials say there have been over 30 confirmed cases in Louisville, but over 100 cases with similar symptoms have also been reported. 

Saturday's event was about prevention and education. 

"The thing that sets it apart from other viruses is that it is really highly contagious, so we have had a huge number of dogs in the area as well as Lexington, Frankfort, that have been affected by the virus," said Dr. Robyn Cook, owner of the Homeward Bound Mobile Vet. 

Many dogs can be contagious for up to a months after coming in contact with the virus.

You can find more information about the dog flu by clicking here.

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