You may have options when it comes to vaccinating against the flu, but it doesn't mean you should neglect your pets because they can get it just like you!

Pets getting the flu is common and their symptoms will often times mirror yours.

They get runny noses, have difficulty breathing and suffer from fatigue.

Doctors say pets can catch the flu from you but there are a few things you can do to lower their risk.

Cover your mouth when coughing, wash your hands before and after handling them and update your pet's vaccines as well as your own.

Make sure you keep an eye on your best friend's "friends" as they can get viruses from them as well.