A few weeks ago, some dogs at a Dayton Ohio day care came down with an unknown illness which resulted in some deaths. Not much has been said other than watch your dog for any sign of illness, such as vomiting, diarrhea, and lethargy. If those occur, you should seek treatment from your vet.
Akron Canton area has seen this illness and some succumbing to it. The Ohio Department of Agriculture states many owners and veterinarians have been flooding their phones. This virus can kill as quickly as 48 hours.
Pathologists are looking for a link of the virus to some dogs in California which contracted something similar in the spring. This virus seems to be not well known as a cirovirus, which means it is not known to this species.
Many people from the east coast and plains states are now reporting their animals with similar symptoms. Pathologists state this virus causes "necrotizing vasculitis" which means the blood vessels become damaged and fluids would leak out and can affect the lungs and abdomen. As the damage continues, the animal goes into shock, throws blood clots and then gets into tissue which results in death.
Tissue samples have been sent to University of California, Davis for comparison of animal samples with the circovirus. It will be weeks before any information is obtained.
University of California Davis said that this virus is normally associated with porcine-have not ruled that it is the same for the Ohio dogs. As of yet!
Dog owners need to be watchful of their pets and see the vet immediately for proactive treatment if symptoms arise.
for information regarding the porcine circovirus use the above link.