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22nd March 2019

Warning to Suffolk Dog Owners: Seasonal Canine Illness


Dog owners warned to stay alert as cases of mystery dog illness reoccur, as the Animal Health Trust continues its investigation into Seasonal Canine Illness.

A leading veterinary charity has issued an alert to dog owners across the country, asking them to stay vigilant for signs of a mystery illness which can kill dogs.

In the last week, the AHT has been made aware of new cases of Seasonal Canine Illness (SCI) across Norfolk, Nottinghamshire and Suffolk.

During autumn 2009 and 2010, several dogs which had been walked in woodlands suddenly became ill. In some cases, dogs didn’t recover. Responding to this, the Animal Health Trust (AHT) launched an investigation into SCI.

Richard Newton of the AHT, said, “We want to arm dog owners with as much information as we can. Unfortunately we are looking for a small needle in a very large haystack so this could take some time.

“We weren’t aware of any cases in 2011, then suddenly at the start of September we had a flurry of reports. Vets and dog owners seem to be more aware of this illness this year and this has helped enormously with our investigation.

TO FIND OUT THE AFFECTED AREAS AND FOR MORE INFORMATION READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT www.doghousesuffolk.co.uk»

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