Yorkshire pet owners claim dogs have mystery illness

Dozens of pet owners in Yorkshire have claimed their dogs were suffering from vomiting and diarrhea after suffering from a ‘mystery illness’.

The illness was initially believed to have been linked to their visit to the Yorkshire coast, but public health experts have so far found no direct association with the beach outing. They noted similar symptoms in dogs that had nothing to do with the rib, reported Yorkshire Post.

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) in its testing has also found no link to the dead crabs and lobsters washed ashore and is in contact with the Animal Health Agency and vegetable, reported Metro.

Although the cause of the disease remains unknown, a number of veterinarians have found dogs to be suffering from gastroenteritis.

Owners have been urged to see a veterinarian if their pet shows symptoms and to keep their pets away from areas with high dog traffic.

In a statement, Swanzdale Veterinary Care Center in Scarborough said: ‘We have seen several dogs that were nowhere near the beach or sea being affected.

“For now, we advise you to avoid areas with heavy dog ​​traffic (including local beaches) and to prevent your dog from having close contact with other dogs and not allowing them to drink. in communal water bowls.”

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has also issued an advisory attempting to assure dog owners that sickness and diarrhea are common in dogs during the winter, reported Yorkshire Live.

Cheryl Holdsworth, of the Friendly Animal Clinic in Sowerby Bridge, told the outlet that with the speed at which it is moving into the dog population across the country, the disease appears to be “very contagious”.

“We advise customers to phone us for advice. Most dogs need treatment,” she said. “Some dogs had to be hospitalized. It affects different dogs with varying severity.

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