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Infectious Diseases

Mysterious new canine disease claims lives of several dogs in Ohio and Michigan

Several dogs in Ohio and Michigan have died within 48 hours of contracting a mysterious new canine illness, which doctors and scientists have yet to determine the cause. Scientists currently don't have a name for the disease, but they suspect a virus may be the cause of the rapid-onset illness that has claimed the lives of at least 10 dogs in the past few months. There have been several isolated outbreaks in Ohio in late...
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Lungworm / French Heartworm: Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention

French Heartworm or Lungworm, as it is commonly referred to in the United Kingdom, is caused by a parasitic nematode (roundworm or lungworm), Angiostrongylus vasorum. The roundworm infects dogs and other canine species, such as foxes and wolves, and causes canine angiostrongylosis. Dogs of all ages and breeds can become infected with French Heartworm / Lungworm. However, younger dogs seem to be more prone to picking up the parasite. Finding Angiostrongylus vasorum in a dog...
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Scarlett Needs YOUR Help! Please Help Save Scarlett the Rescue Pittie from Parvo!

My amazing, sweet & loving Pitbull Scarlett is in desperate need of help. Scarlett, our one and a half year old pittie is the love of my life and has been since the moment we rescued her from unbelievable torture and abuse. She was found roaming the Pinal County desert with extensive burns all down her back. She was abused, tortured, burned and left for dead. The moment we saw her picture, I knew I...
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Save Scarlett from Parvo! She's been through too much to die now!! :(

Meet the most wonderful, amazing dog you will ever encounter. Scarlett, the one and a half year old pittie. She is the love of my life and has been since the moment we rescued her from unbelievable torture and abuse. She was found roaming the Pinal County desert with extensive burns all down her back. She was abused, tortured, burned and left for dead. The moment our rescue saw her picture, I said I HAD...
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mysterous canine disease

in my area i have had many friends or family lose or have serious ill dogs lately that hit fast and my sister even lost her dog who seemed healthy and was dead in 24 hrs. she remains to have two sick dogs vomiting,losing fur /skin with blood breath  and one even suddenly 1/2 parylized and very weak. i think this new canine virus has hit niagara county new york as well so i thank...
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Mysterious new canine disease claims lives of several dogs in Ohio and Michigan

Several dogs in Ohio and Michigan have died within 48 hours of contracting a mysterious new canine illness, which doctors and scientists have yet to determine the cause. Scientists currently don't have a name for the disease, but they suspect a virus may be the cause of the rapid-onset illness that has claimed the lives of at least 10 dogs in the past few months. There have been several isolated outbreaks in Ohio in late...
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Watch For Blue-Green Algae

Reprinted from Dr. Mercola By Dr. Becker A Jack Russell Terrier in East Hampton, New York, decided to have a drink from a pond while he was enjoying an outing with his family. Tragically, later in the day he began having convulsions and died. Tests showed the dog was filled with cyanobacteria, deadly bacteria also called blue-green bacteria and blue-green algae. The water in the pond the dog drank from tested positive for blue-green algae,...
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Lungworm / French Heartworm: Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention

French Heartworm or Lungworm, as it is commonly referred to in the United Kingdom, is caused by a parasitic nematode (roundworm or lungworm), Angiostrongylus vasorum. The roundworm infects dogs and other canine species, such as foxes and wolves, and causes canine angiostrongylosis. Dogs of all ages and breeds can become infected with French Heartworm / Lungworm. However, younger dogs seem to be more prone to picking up the parasite. Finding Angiostrongylus vasorum in a dog...
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Blastomycosis in Dogs: Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention

Blastomycosis is a relatively rare, but potentially fatal fungal infection caused by the pathogen Blastomyces dermatitidis. The fungus grows in moist soil or vegetation. In certain conditions, spores are released into the air that can be inhaled by dogs or people, thereby infecting them. Once the pathogen enters the lungs, the spores transform into large, thick walled broad-based budding yeast that multiply within the lung and other tissues of the infected animal. The symptoms and...
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Canine Lyme Disease: Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention

Lyme disease is one of the most common tick-transmitted diseases in the world. Lyme disease is caused by a bacterium (borrelia burgdorferi) that is commonly transmitted to animal hosts by ticks. Deer ticks, Western black-legged ticks, Taiga ticks and Sheep ticks (Castor Bean ticks) are the most common vector ticks for Lyme disease. These ticks and other kinds also carry different blood-born diseases such as Rocky mountain spotted fever, anaplasmosis, canine ehrlichiosis etc. Basically, a...
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Identifying Ticks

Dogs are such common victims of some tick species that the ticks have the word 'dog' in their name. Ticks carry many blood-borne diseases, transmitted when they attach to the host's skin and staying attached until they've filled their bodies with blood. When ticks first attach, they are almost impossible to find in a heavily coated dog because of their tiny size. But they swell as they become engorged with blood, and then appear to...
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Scientists find Epstein-Barr-like virus in dogs with lymphoma

On the heals of scientists discovering that dogs can catch norovirus from humans, a team of researchers from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine and Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine have discovered that an Epstein-Barr-like virus can infect dogs. The virus may also be responsible for causing cancerous lymphomas in canines. The Epstein Barr virus is a herpes-type virus and is most commonly known as "the kissing disease" and for causing mononucleosis in...
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