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9/17/13 1:41 P

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"WILD JEANNE" ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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9/12/13 7:30 P

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emoticon Hi JoJo!!!

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9/12/13 11:31 A

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WOW....and thanx so much for sharing! You'd how many important issues NEVER come across via (regular) media!
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Thanks for letting us know about this potentially horrific virus. Fortunately at this point we don't seem to have anything to worry about, living in Canada.

Our guys don't go anywhere these days other than our own securely fenced yard. We haven't been to classes or any dogs shows for quite a while now, and we never ever would consider going to a dog park.

DD Meaganne has been following this on facebook, but hadn't said anything to me about it until I read her some of the posts here.

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9/10/13 7:06 P

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Thanks Laurie.

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9/10/13 6:48 P

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I saw my vet today and they told me they've gotten a million calls about this. I showed them the article I read in the local paper and pointed out that this is the info that people are probably responding to. Of course, the media loves to scare people, and while this is serious and not to be taken lightly, it isn't time to panic yet either.

My vet said they see dogs with symptoms of vomiting and diarrhea all the time and they are not seeing any more of these cases than they ever have in the past. What they have been advised as professionals is to treat such cases as they always treat them, in other words, treat the symptoms and isolate the sick dog from other dogs. And that's pretty much all you can do with any virus. Without a specific anti-viral agent developed for that virus, and without a vaccine, that's the only treatment.

I am still being ultra cautious and not allowing my dogs any contact with other dogs for the time being, but my vet sees no reason to cancel my one dog's dental surgery as of yet, and she recommended that I go ahead with the vaccinations due for another dog. I know they are ultra clean there and I'll just keep him outside until he's ready to go into the exam room. The vet promised to let me know if anything changes.

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9/10/13 5:41 P

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Thanks for passing the info on. I live in So. Calif., but the article doesn't say what part of Calif. there have been problems. I wonder if this has anything to do with products from China that dogs have eaten. I hope while they are investigating, they take that into consideration. I will not buy anything that is made in China.

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9/10/13 10:18 A

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Yes. I think someone on this thread gave it a name. Actually at this point, vets and health officials don't know what the virus is. Symptoms are similar to parvovirus with vomiting and diarrhea, usually becoming bloody.
Obviously if your pet is vomiting or unwell for 24-48 hours you should be seeking out vet care anyway. Keep sick pets away from other household pets and be careful when bringing in new pets into the house as symptoms might not show in the new pet for weeks.

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9/10/13 7:44 A

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I've been following this very closely. I live in the Akron area, where dog deaths have been reported. The scariest part of this is that no one seems to know how it's spread. So we're on lock down here. My dogs are healthy and I want to keep them that way. No travel, no contact with other dogs, not even walks in the neighborhood. They stay in our fenced yard and no one else comes or goes. No change in diet or other habits either.

One of my dogs is scheduled for dental surgery at the end of the month and I'm debating postponing it until more is known about this virus. I plan to call my vet today and ask his opinion, but my feeling is that if there is ANY chance that this virus could be in his office from other infected dogs, then we're staying away.

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9/10/13 1:02 A

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Thanks so much for the information. Really appreciate it.

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9/10/13 12:40 A

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Thank you. I'll stay away from places with lots of dogs for a while.



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9/9/13 8:38 P

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emoticon for sharing this information.

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9/9/13 8:21 P

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This is about Circovirus, a fairly new virus. Thanks for passing on the info. Taking your dog to the vet quickly for supportive care is important for animals to survive, just like with parvovirus. If in doubt get it checked out.
Since this virus is common in pigs it may be a good idea to keep dogs from eating raw pork, but I'm just speculating.
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I'm not posting this to scare anyone, just to keep you aware of a new virus finding. Currently, found in Ohio and California:

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