Prepare by getting a flu shot early, may protect your pets

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Posted on October 8, 2012 at 8:49 AM

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NEW ORLEANS - Flu season may not arrive for a few months, but doctors said now is the time to prepare by getting a flu shot.

Did you know that besides your family, friends and co-workers, you can pass the flu on to other animals, such as cats, dogs and ferrets? You can put your own pets at risk.

Though there are only a few known cases of humans transmitting the flu to an animal, some animals did die after contracting the H1N1 flu from humans.

Dr. Brobson Lutz was in the studio with more information.

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