Do dogs suffer with the canine equivalent of the common cold?

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Offline thedoc

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Andrew B. Roberts  asked the Naked Scientists:
Do dogs get common viral colds?

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There is a type of dog flu known as canine influenza, although it sound s like it is less common, with fewer serotypes than the corresponding flu in humans.

Apparently there is not a canine rhinovirus, although there is a feline rhinovirus.  However, it may be more related to the herpes virus. 

There are a few viruses that do give dogs cold-like symptoms.