Outbreak of respiratory infections in NH causing dogs to get sick

Outbreak of respiratory infections in NH causing dogs to get sick

QUICKLY. RESPIRATORY OUTBREAKS LIKE THIS HAPPEN FROM TIME TO TIME. BUT LOCAL VETS ARE SAYING THIS TIME. IT’S DIFFERENT STARTING WITH SYMPTOMS AS A COUGH, RUNNY NOSE OR DIFFICULT BREATHING, IT CAN QUICKLY BECOME MORE SERIOUS THAN, SAY, MANY OF THE CASES SEEM TO BE COMING FROM DAYCARE FACILITIES WHERE DOGS ARE EXPOSED TO OTHER DOGS. BUT IT’S NOT THE THE THE TYPICAL KENNEL COUGH THAT HAPPENS A COUPLE OF TIMES A YEAR. DOES THAT REALLY STICK. A LOT OF THESE DOGS ARE DOING. MANY DOGS HAVE HAD TO BE HOSPITALIZED AND SOME DOGS EVEN DIE FROM IT. WILTON’S, MEGAN CLIFFORD, A HUGE SCARE. HER TEN MONTH OLD BERNARD DOODLE GOT REALLY SICK AND STOPPED EATING. AMBER, WHO GOES TO DOGGY CARE IN MILFORD, ENDED UP BEING ADMITTED TO THE VET HOSPITAL FOR THREE DAYS AND WAS TREATED FOR PNEUMONIA. BUT SHE’S MUCH BETTER NOW. I WAS CONVINCED THAT WHEN I DROPPED OFF IN MANCHESTER I WAS LIKE, I, I’M NEVER GOING TO SEE MY DOG, YOU KNOW, SORT OF BRING HER HOME AND TO SEE HER ACTING LIKE HERSELF AND RUNNING AROUND. BUT SHE’S TECHNICALLY NOT SUPPOSED TO BE DOING THAT MUCH, BUT IT’S LIKE IT’S BEYOND RELIEVING. THE ILLNESS CAN ESCALATE RAPIDLY. LIKE AMBER, MANY OF THE SERIOUS ARE ENDING UP AT THE VETERINARY EMERGENCY CENTRE OF MANCHESTER. IF YOU’RE SEEING THOSE SIGNS, TAKE YOUR DOG TO YOUR VETERINARIAN. AND IF THEY’RE REALLY DEBILITATED, TAKE THEM TO AN EMERGENCY VETERINARIAN BECAUSE IT’S VERY LIKELY THAT THOSE CREATURES NEED TO BE HOSPITALIZED AS AN INPATIENT AND IN AN ISOLATION UNIT, WHICH IS REALLY IMPORTANT. SO RIGHT NOW, EXPERTS DO NOT HAVE AN EXACT DIAGNOSIS AS TO THE CAUSE OF THE ILLNESS. THEY SAY TRY TO AVOID EXPOSING YOUR DOG TO OTHER DOGS AT THIS TIME. AND

Outbreak of respiratory infections causing dogs in New Hampshire to get very sick

Right now, experts do not have exact diagnosis as to cause of the illness

Updated: 10:33 PM EDT Aug 24, 2022

Veterinarians, particularly in Hillsboro County, are reporting an outbreak of respiratory infections that can get very serious, very quickly.Respiratory outbreaks like this happen from time to time, but local vets are saying this time, that it’s different.Starting with symptoms such as a cough, runny nose, or difficulty breathing, the illness can quickly become much more serious.Vets said many of the cases seem to be coming from daycare facilities, where dogs are exposed to other dogs.“It’s not the typical kennel cough that happens a couple times a year. These dogs are getting really sick, pneumonia, many dogs have been hospitalized, and some dogs have even died from it,” said Dr. Karen Tinkham, owner of Milford Veterinary Hospital.Megan Clifford, of Wilton, had a huge scare. Her 10-month-old Bernadoodle got sick and stopped eating.Ember, who goes to doggie daycare in Milford, ended up being admitted to the vet hospital for three days and was treated for pneumonia, but she is much better now.“I was convinced when I dropped her off in Manchester, I’m never going to see my dog again,” Clifford said. “So to bring her home and see her acting like herself and running around, which she is not supposed to be doing, it’s beyond relieving.”The illness can escalate rapidly like in Ember’s case. Many of the serious cases are ending up at the veterinary emergency center of Manchester.“If you are seeing those signs, take your dog to your vet,” said Dr. Taylor Driscoll, of the Veterinary Emergency Center of Manchester. “And if they are really debilitated, take them to an emergency vet, because it’s very likely those creatures need to be hospitalized in an isolation unit, which is really important.”Right now, experts do not have an exact diagnosis as to the cause of the illness.They say to try to avoid exposing your dog to other dogs at this time and if your dog is sick, definitely keep it away from other dogs.

MANCHESTER, N.H. —

Veterinarians, particularly in Hillsboro County, are reporting an outbreak of respiratory infections that can get very serious, very quickly.

Respiratory outbreaks like this happen from time to time, but local vets are saying this time, that it’s different.

Starting with symptoms such as a cough, runny nose, or difficulty breathing, the illness can quickly become much more serious.

Vets said many of the cases seem to be coming from daycare facilities, where dogs are exposed to other dogs.

“It’s not the typical kennel cough that happens a couple times a year. These dogs are getting really sick, pneumonia, many dogs have been hospitalized, and some dogs have even died from it,” said Dr. Karen Tinkham, owner of Milford Veterinary Hospital.

Megan Clifford, of Wilton, had a huge scare. Her 10-month-old Bernadoodle got sick and stopped eating.

Ember, who goes to doggie daycare in Milford, ended up being admitted to the vet hospital for three days and was treated for pneumonia, but she is much better now.

“I was convinced when I dropped her off in Manchester, I’m never going to see my dog again,” Clifford said. “So to bring her home and see her acting like herself and running around, which she is not supposed to be doing, it’s beyond relieving.”

The illness can escalate rapidly like in Ember’s case. Many of the serious cases are ending up at the veterinary emergency center of Manchester.

“If you are seeing those signs, take your dog to your vet,” said Dr. Taylor Driscoll, of the Veterinary Emergency Center of Manchester. “And if they are really debilitated, take them to an emergency vet, because it’s very likely those creatures need to be hospitalized in an isolation unit, which is really important.”

Right now, experts do not have an exact diagnosis as to the cause of the illness.

They say to try to avoid exposing your dog to other dogs at this time and if your dog is sick, definitely keep it away from other dogs.

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