Ohio Working To Find Cause Of Deadly Dog Illness

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Ohio dog owners should keep an extra eye on their pups due to an unknown canine illness that is spreading across the state. According to NBC4i, the Ohio Department of Agriculture is searching for the cause of the mysterious illness that has already killed four dogs.



The symptoms of this problem include vomiting, bloody diarrhea, weight loss and lethargy. Ohio officials are investigating dogs that show symptoms of this illness. Vets say they are seeing an increase in the number of concerned owners calling about their dogs. Experts encourage anyone who sees the symptoms in their pet to visit a vet, because this illness can easily be mistaken for other less serious health issues.

State officials are still trying to find the cause of the mystery illness, which is affecting canines all across Ohio. One of the dogs with the illness tested positive for canine circovirus, which is the first time the virus has appeared in the state. Usually this virus is found in pigs, not household pets. The Ohio Department of Agriculture is working to see if canine circovirus is a contributor to the illness or the sole cause. Until the cause is found, vets encourage dog owners to bring their pet in for medical care if they see any of the symptoms of the illness in their pet.

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Benny Bagoo

Hi,

Please look into this, about the NEW canine virus. I’m guessing it came from a vaccine. This is a pig virus, that shouldn’t have spread to dogs. There ARE vaccines, that have pig DNA in them. Boarding facilities will NOT allow pets, unless they have been vaccinated.

I truly believe this is a case of contaminated vaccines and they (vets, FDA, etc), are already aware of this.

Contaminated vaccines, is not new! Humans & pets alike are getting contaminated vaccines. Please do what you can to help the public, about this.

This link, has some VERY interesting FACTS, about these vaccines!!!!!!

http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/circovirus-dog-virus-fatal/?inf_contact_key=de217c53d7b6dbed0ecd34c93d8adf125efb95d6fd2e23cbf79c4e4e8e84402d

I’m praying for the families of the sick dogs and that there is a way to protect the rest of our animals from this virus.

September 10 2013 at 1:29 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Sapphire Jones

I'd find out if these dogs owners have wells vs. city water and if there is any shale gas drilling going on near them (fracking). Those symptoms sound like poisoning from drilling waste. Those dogs might have been carrying that virus, but it may not necessarily be what made them sick. Sure sound like fracking victims to me. Just wait until the kids start getting sick.

September 09 2013 at 9:26 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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smarttechceo

LOL... so the people drinking this imaginary frack-contaminated water managed to avoid being poisoned by the toxic water but their dogs succumbed? You couldn't come up with a more rational hypothesis than that?

September 09 2013 at 9:45 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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bijoutouri

It sounds like Sapphire is a tree hugger pushing an agenda lol.

September 10 2013 at 1:00 AM Report abuse rate up rate down
hjeffr3855

My Yorkie died from chewing on rubber balls made in China. The outer coating came off
which had lead in it. Please dont give your dogt anything from CHINA

September 09 2013 at 7:53 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
sethsantq

I find it interesting that this virus is usually found in pigs. Cross species spreading of a viruses is unusual and scary, to say the least. This sounds like something you'd hear coming from china. It makes you stop and think.......hopefully something like it will not show up in people. Puppy mills would be a great breeding place for a new virus., with the awful conditions those poor animals suffer. .

September 09 2013 at 7:07 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Skye Hawk

Check how many were given ProHeart6 injections. Those were the exact symptoms our dog had within a week of that being the only vaccine he had.

September 09 2013 at 5:32 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Maria

Mills are not prolific in Ohio...but they are everywhere..meaning every state...

September 09 2013 at 5:22 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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melhopper21

How do you know mills are not prolific in Ohio?

September 10 2013 at 11:45 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Maria

Being that I LIVE in Ohio..I can tell you that THERE ARE NOT THOUSANDS OF MILLS AND THAT OFFICIALS CRACK DOWN ON THEM..we have case now where a woman with cancer cares for wild animals ...racoons , deer ect and the Ohio wildlife association is up her behind....the mills are EVERYWHERE.....its something you need to know....

September 09 2013 at 5:21 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
maggy

Sounds very similar to parvo. I hope they find out what it is before it spreads more!

September 09 2013 at 2:35 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
kamilei

Considering Ohio has so many thousands of Puppy Mills, this is no surprise ! This is what you get for raising animals, domestic farm, or cats and dogs in filthy conditions ! You cannot have animals living in sick environments and expect something BAD to not eventually happen. Viruses breed in filth...next will be a human virus...what then ? Puppy Mills need to be closed down forever and this inhumane practice of raising dogs like poultry needs to end as with all FACTORY FARMING ! It is CRUEL and as humans, we should be ashamed that we have allowed a low life culture to make a living off of such a sickening business and not yet have held them accountable. Shame on OHIO, shame on any state that supports this disgraceful business practice !

September 09 2013 at 2:23 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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yttika1

The states with the highest number of puppy mills are Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa, Oklahoma & Arkansas. Ohio does indeed, shamefully, have puppy mills, but not "thousands."

September 09 2013 at 4:52 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Maria

Being that I LIVE in Ohio..I can tell you that THERE ARE NOT THOUSANDS OF MILLS AND THAT OFFICIALS CRACK DOWN ON THEM..we have case now where a woman with cancer cares for wild animals ...racoons , deer ect and the Ohio wildlife association is up her behind....the mills are EVERYWHERE IN THIS country.

September 09 2013 at 5:25 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Mr. Wadabear

Test for chemtrail chemicals, sarin, genocide, etc.in their blood. These will effect small animals before humans.

September 09 2013 at 1:57 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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