Mystery illness that has killed dozens of dogs finally identified

Michigan mystery illness that has killed dozens of dogs identified as parvovirus – New York Post

A big Golden Retriever meet is still going on in Michigan, following several dogs that died across the state from the canine parvovirus. The affected dogs have no complete history of vaccination, and the virus can affect all dogs, but unvaccinated dogs and puppies younger than four months are most at risk.

The Golden Retriever Club of Northwest Michigan said it would still hold the meeting despite the announcement that multiple dogs in that state had gotten sick with a confounding disease.

Previous to this announcement, the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) announced Wednesday that an unknown illness was killing 30 dogs in Michigan. The Associated Press reported that 20 dogs had died in Otsego County, but when taken to a vet with Parvo-like symptoms (vomiting, loss of appetite, bloody diarrhea, lethargic) and tested would come back negative. This is because numerous diseases are similar to parvovirus.

For more coverage on this story, check the following additional news sources:

  1. Michigan mystery illness that has killed dozens of dogs identified as parvovirus  New York Post 
  2. What is parvovirus and what explains the outbreak among dogs in Michigan?  FOX 2 Detroit
  3. Massive Number of Golden Retrievers to Gather Despite Rising Dog Deaths  Newsweek
  4. Mysterious Illness Killing Dogs In Michigan Is Identified By State Officials  HuffPost
  5. What To Know About The Mystery Illness That Was Hurting Dogs  The Dodo