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Seasonal canine illness concern

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by Jobeth, Sep 10, 2013.


  1. Jobeth

    Jobeth PetForums VIP

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    I took the dogs to Thoresbury (near Clumber Park) yesterday. I just kept them on the field area and didn't go around the woods. My yorkie has been sick once and her stomach is a bit upset. Other than that she is fine and doesn't have the lethargy that is the third symptom. She's been eating and playing. I'm sure I'm being paranoid, but I know of someone's dog that died from it. Does anyone know if just two symptoms is enough to worry?
     
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    Symptoms usually start within 24hours of being walked.
    Its usually severe vomiting, diarrhoea, shaking/trembling and some have a high temperature too.

    I wouldn't start to panic just yet. Just watch her to make sure symptoms don't get worse or escalate.

    Treatment is IV fluids and antibiotics, if they have it and although a few dogs have died the majority do recover within 10 days. There is a good possibility that the ones that did die were not treated early enough.

    Seasonal Canine Illness
     
  3. Jobeth

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    Thanks. I'm sure it is just a coincidence, but will watch her carefully as she is tiny. I feel bad as I knew about it and so stayed out of the woods.

    All the nice places there are where I meet my parents most weeks. I can't expect them to drive to my area until December though and so wondered if Cresswell Crags was safer as that isn't too far for them.
     
  4. smokeybear

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    The AHT is collecting data re SCI (I am at their seminar on Thursday) so they lile to hear from people who have visited the relevant areas with dogs whether or not they develope symptoms/illness to determine the seriousness of the issue.

    So please consider completing the questionnaire (see link)

    SCI FAQ's | Animal Health Trust
     
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    Is this the same thing that has been happening in Dorset/Hampshire? Ours starts with a foot sore and ends in kidney failure.:(
     
  7. smokeybear

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    No that is not deemed to be related to SCI, it is another issue not yet pinpointed.
     
  8. Jobeth

    Jobeth PetForums VIP

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    I'll fill in the questionnaire. Will you let us know the outcome of the review? I'm lucky not to live in one of those areas, but unfortunately my parents do.
     
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    I have the stats from the last AHT seminar I attended on SCI

    Questionnaire Responses (Combined 2010 and 2011)

    Study Area Cases Controls Total Questionnaires Received
    Clumber Park 4 63 67
    Rendlesham Forest 34 13 47
    Sandringham Est 86 206 292
    Sherwood Forest 14 16 30
    Thetford Forest 19 147 166
    Total 157 445 602
     
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