A Chicago, Ill., dog owner fears that her pet may have died from the same deadly virus which has claimed several canine lives in Ohio, reported Friday's Chicago Now.
Shawna Steiner recently lost her French bulldog, "Roxie," to a terrible illness and based upon the symptoms, she fears that Roxie's death could be the result of canine circovirus - the disease believed to be responsible for several dog deaths in Ohio.
Eight-year-old Roxie fell desperately ill after a visit to her veterinarian. The French bulldog lost her appetite and then began to vomit and have bloody diarrhea.
Though Roxie was provided with supportive fluids and antibiotics, the deadly disease that had gripped her body proved too strong to fend off. After the diarrhea worsened and the vomiting became constant, Steiner was forced to have her beloved companion humanely euthanized.
Steiner believes that Roxie died from the same mysterious illness that has been claiming canine lives in Ohio.
The CDC has credited some of those deaths to canine circovirus, but they cannot definitively state that all of the deaths are from the same disease.
Steiner hopes to warn other dog owners to take action if they suspect that their dog has this deadly disease; she stated:
“I’m learning that you really need to act now – under 24 hours is best. I want to tell her story so that everyone that has a pet watches for any symptoms and moves quickly to save them.”
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