My Boys are fine but, life for me is truly the pits when the Boys aren’t feeling well. It’s the one time when I wish either they could speak or I could bark!
When Leo’s not at 100% he’ll look at you with those heart breaking eyes and try as he might, we just can’t seem to connect.
Through trial and error I somehow manage to come within close proximity to the root of the problem, but when all else fails, off to the “Doodle Doc” we run…
Last week I read a blog post about a Mysterious Dog Illness Moving Through Ohio. It was written by a pet blogger I truly enjoy following…
I am not “too” terribly worried yet, perhaps because there is still quite a bit of distance between VA and Calif and Ohio.
But I am “concerned” enough to lean on the cautious side and keep up with the emails I receive regarding this deadly new “mystery” disease that has sickened and unfortunately killed several pups most recently.
Not sure where all our readers are located, so I thought – why not at least air on the side of caution and share what I’ve learned so more pet parents can be aware of what’s lurking out there.
Even though these seem to be isolated cases… “knowledge is still POWER.”
Here’s what I’ve read –
- There have been confirmed cases in two states thus far.
- The virus is not common in dogs, typically found in pigs.
- Symptoms include vomiting, bloody diarrhea, weight loss, neurological problems, a lack of appetite and lethargy.
- Left untreated, dogs can die within 48 hours.
I know these symptoms “mimic” a dozen other illnesses. That’s what makes this rather scary. Since there is no definitive link to where, when, or how – Harley, Leo & I will continue to doodle through each day as usual.
I will still monitor the best I can, because they rely on me to keep them healthy and safe…
If all of this is catching you totally by surprise, don’t panic. Feel free to visit these sites for additional information:
Thanks fur reading, I’ll keep on writing…