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PSA! viral dog illness with major mortality concerns happening
« on: November 22, 2023, 09:35:55 AM »
https://www.ktvu.com/news/experts-recommend-isolating-dogs-amid-respiratory-mystery-illness

so i lost my 13 yo Large Munsterlander to this a few weeks ago. Only contact with any other dogs was at a wellness visit to vet before she came down with this. The virus was totally resistant to any antibiotics tried, 4 weeks later she was gone. I really am frustrated beyond with the VET who knew my girl had a life long immune issue that we had under control and didnt reach out to discuss visit options. To me, the wellness visit, had i known , would have been skipped period. May be a great idea to consider options right now for kennel stays, dog parks, un-needed vet visits or even hunting with other dogs paired with yours. This is a bad virus with no drugs to counter, pretty much a death sentence for older or problem dogs period. This has been happening since 2022 but is spreading like wildfire now!
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Re: PSA! viral dog illness with major mortality concerns happening
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2023, 09:50:44 AM »
Sorry to hear that brother.  I do thank you for the information.  My Beagle is due rather soon, but I may just postpone it for a while, as well as ask questions up front. 

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Re: PSA! viral dog illness with major mortality concerns happening
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2023, 09:58:59 AM »
I am so sorry, I can't believe the vet did that.  I have hearing about it for a couple of weeks now but unfortunately the only 1st hand experience I heard about 

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Re: PSA! viral dog illness with major mortality concerns happening
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2023, 10:22:25 AM »
Sorry to hear about your loss. 

But thank you for the heads-up!!
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Re: PSA! viral dog illness with major mortality concerns happening
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2023, 03:24:46 PM »
Sorry about the loss of your dog. But thanks for passing the word along.

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Re: PSA! viral dog illness with major mortality concerns happening
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2023, 10:06:27 PM »
I just read this after taking my pup and hearing about it from my vet. They suggested that I have her vaccinated against bordatella. I don’t board my dogs and that wasn't on my list. But after hearing that someone lost their pup to this I went ahead with it, she suggested that the vaccination may help prevent it.
My condolences to the op on losing a family member.

 


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