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NEW VIRUS ATTACKING DOGS

by Sean Stevens

Be aware of a new virus in Michigan killing dogs!  It seems similar to a virus we talked about a few weeks ago called Circovirus.  It's not yet known how the disease is being transmitted and the SCARY part is, pet owners who are sick with flu-like symptoms appear to be the ones making their dogs sick.  Passing viruses on to our pets is unusual, but possible.  So far, the virus has only effected dogs, but some dogs have died within 24 hours after getting sick.  DON'T WAIT if your dog begins experiencing flu-like symptoms (vomiting, lethargy, abdominal pain, bloody diarrhea) Contact your vet immediately. http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/region/washtenaw_county/a-deadly-virus-getting-dogs-sick-in-metro-detroit-is-being-seen-in-michigan-for-the-first-time