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An urgent warning has been issued to dog owners about a virus that leaves their pets vomiting for several days.
A number of dogs across the UK have been treated for excessive vomiting and diarrhoea in what has been a “worrying” number of cases.
One vet warns she is seeing “double the amount” of poorly pooches, Essex Live reports.
Emily Nightingale, who qualified as a vet in 2007, has warned pet owners to be on the look out for the symptoms after seeing an increased number of dogs suspected to have the virus over the past week.
The Essex vet said: “We have seen more dogs coming in suffering with vomiting and diarrhea in the last week – double the amount expected for this time of year.
“Most vets see one dog a day with vomiting and diarrhea, so when you start seeing dog after dog with it, it becomes a worry.
“I rung around some local practices to see if there had been anything similar. Ardmore in Sudbury had, so we thought the next step is to make people aware.
“The dogs that responded best to the treatment are the ones that had treatment the quickest.
“One came in really unwell, they could barely walk up the corridor, we had to pick him up. He was the worst by a mile, he had been showing symptoms for up to five days.
“We must have a bug going around, because all our patients have been wormed, which leaves bacteria and viruses to be the only cause.”
A suspected bug has been reported at a number of locations across the country, including Liverpool, and Norfolk, as well as the The Forge Veterinary Centre’s sister practice, The Aldham Veterinary Centre, near Colchester.
Courtesy of devonlive.com