With many cases reported already for deadly dog virus in U.K. Veterinarians have warned dog owners to keep an eye on their pets after suspected cases of the virus. An alarming number of dogs around the country have been treated for excessive vomiting and diarrhea, which are symptoms of the virus.
Hunting is underway to find out what the virus is and where it comes from. Authorities fear some connection to China’s deadly corona outbreak, which has so far killed nearly 200 people and is spreading rapidly.
It is possible to spread the virus from animals to humans, so it is suspected that infections could also be transmitted from humans to animals.
Local veterinarians ask dog owners to monitor for symptoms and take their pets to the vet as soon as they appear.
We’ve seen more dogs come in last week from vomiting and diarrhea – double the amount expected for this time of year.
“Most veterinarians see one dog a day when they have vomiting and diarrhea, so when you start seeing more dogs after the dog is involved, you have to worry.
“The dogs that responded best to the treatment were those with the fastest treatment. “One got really bad, they could barely walk down the aisle, we had to pick him up. He was the worst mile away, had symptoms for several days.
“We have to have a problem circulating because all of our patients are worms, leaving bacteria and viruses the only cause.”
A number of veterinarians in the UK, including in Liverpool, Norfolk, Manchester, Birmingham Colchester, have reported a suspected error, and other cases have been reported in Wales and Cornwall.
Seriously ill dogs can be given intravenous drops, most dogs are given anti-drugs, unfortunately, some dogs can’t get through and die.