Thursday, November 14, 2013

Mysterious New Interspecies Disease Hits Dog Kennels

A disease known to rarely affect two species, makes a bizarre sudden jump to pet dogs.

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Heather Callaghan
Activist Post

Startling reports of a new deadly virus infecting dogs have arisen in the media in the past month. It's said to be highly contagious for dogs and can kill them in just a few days. Currently, there's no viable veterinary treatment available, because no one even knows entirely what this is yet or how it spreads. Tests for it take weeks to get results, to no avail for the pet who has it.

Strangely, it is confined to three states - California, Ohio and Michigan. It was actually first detected in dogs in 2012. Although, media reports such as one coming out of Arizona seem confident that it will make its way across the United States, undoubtedly causing panic for dog lovers everywhere. Symptoms include severe intestinal inflammation, varying lethargy, weight loss, diarrhea and vomiting.