Over 1,200 dogs have become sickened with the Canine Influenza Virus, and 6 have died in Chicago in an outbreak over a two week period. Cornell University is reporting that the outbreak is caused by a virus closely related to the Asian strains of influenza A H3N2 currently in circulation in Chinese and South Korean dog populations. This virus may also infect cats, however, to date there have been no reported cases in the Chicago area. The Chicago Veterinary Medical Association has put out an advisory for travelers not to bring their dogs into the area and, if you are exposed to dogs in the area, to thoroughly wash your hands and clothing before coming home to your dog.
Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital
A man who was bitten by a rabid coyote in Saddle River has received treatment for Rabies. We were also notified of a rabid raccoon in Ridgewood this week. Please remember there is no treatment for Rabies in dogs, cats, or ferrets once infected. A dog was also bitten by the same coyote in Saddle RIver, and is now being quarantined for six months. There is a state law that allows the local Board of Health to require pet owners to kill or confine unvaccinated pets for six months after being bitten by potentially rabid animals.
A disease called Leptospirosis started to become a serious problem in our area several years ago and is a continuing health risk this Spring. The incidence of this disease has been steadily rising at various times of year. We are concerned about its appearance recurring now because the conditions are ideal, and we have already seen one case this month. Melting snow forming huge puddles of water in our yards combined with wild mammals appearing with the warmer Spring weather make this the “perfect storm” for Leptospirosis.
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A disease called Leptospirosis started to become a serious problem in our area several years ago and is a continuing health risk today. The incidence of this disease has been steadily rising and has been the topic of several local newspaper articles of late. We are concerned that some people may not have received our previous mailings regarding this disease or for other reasons are uninformed or have chosen not to vaccinate their dogs. IS YOUR DOG CURRENTLY VACCINATED FOR LEPTOSPIROSIS?
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If you are thinking the cooler weather means you can stop flea and tick preventives, think again!
Since the beginning of this year, we continue to see SIX TO TEN DOGS PER MONTH WHO ARE POSITIVE FOR LYME DISEASE in this area. Ticks are tough, and cooler weather simply makes their survival instinct search more intensively for a warm pet or person entering their domain for a blood meal. Ticks live in leaf litter in Autumn, and snow can actually insulate them, but they also can detect the carbon dioxide exhaled by you and your pet from up to 30 feet. Ticks will begin walking toward you and your pet as soon as the carbon dioxide is detected!
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Local animal shelters have notified us that a number of kittens from the area have been diagnosed with Feline Panleukopenia. The vaccine more commonly known as Feline Distemper includes protection against this virus, so please be sure your cats have all been vaccinated, as Panleukopenia is a leading cause of death in kittens.
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THREE MORE CASES OF LYME DISEASE DETECTED SINCE JULY 4TH WEEKEND!
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DO YOU HAVE A GERMAN SHEPHERD, LABRADOR RETRIEVER, GOLDEN RETRIEVER, OR POODLE?
If yes, your pet’s breed is over represented by those who suffer from Hemangiosarcoma – the silent killer. . .
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We received the following from the New Jersey Department of Health:
The Robert Abady Dog Food Co., LLC RECALLS "Abady Highest Quality Maintenance & Growth Formula for Cats" BECAUSE OF POSSIBLE HEALTH RISK.