Circovirus is Spreading & Killing Pets
Circovirus is being reported all over in the middle of the United States. It is a highly contagious disease that can strike down other animals as well, and if it is not treated as soon as possible, has the potential to kill in a number of days.
Veterinarians and Scientists unfortunately do not know exactly how it is transmitted, nor is there a vaccine for it. However, they do know that if your dog spends time in places frequented by numerous other dogs, that is the most likely way that it is spread.
The virus is not new, as it’s been reported mainly in pigs and sometimes birds. However, the virus has never made the jump to dogs until now, and it’s already killed 3 dogs in Cincinnati, Ohio that were all boarded at the same kennel, and a fourth also became ill in just three days.
Symptoms include vomiting, diarrhea, and lethargy. The intestinal tract also become inflamed and as the virus progresses, it can cause the animal to bleed internally, and eventually die as a result.
Since the virus has only been seen in dogs since 2012, the symptoms are not set in stone, and some dogs may only be carriers. If your dog shows any symptoms or acts abnormally in any way, contact your vet immediately.
This disease is deadly and very serious. Like I stated previously, it can kill in a matter of days, so do not waste any time if your dog begins to act sick.