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I'm curious - as you may know, I am co-manager of a beagle group on MSN - some of you are members there as well. We have noticed in the past couple of weeks that many of our furkids have been getting sick with vomitting and diahrrhea (sometimes bloody diahrrhea). When several of my pack were sick a couple of weeks ago (oh what fun that was), my co-manager, Deb, who works at a kennel/grooming facility in upstate NY, said that there had been a real problem in their area with a virus with the same symptoms. NOW we have members all over the US whose furkids are having the same symptoms. I thought perhaps my neighbors' cats (who are loose all the time and often come into my yard when the dogs aren't out) had something that they transmitted to the dogs - but now these same symptoms are showing up all over the country. My dogs are pretty much confined to the house - they don't get out except into our front yard. There doesn't seem to be any connecting dots - food, etc., that we have found. Latest victims are a pack of 5 dogs belonging to a member in Maryland. None of these dogs are show dogs who travel to various shows. None that I know of (certainly not mine) are field dogs who go to field trials where they're exposed to other dogs. Fortunately, so far, all the dogs have recovered without any problems, but it just seems strange to have the same symptoms in dogs all across the states. Have you noticed any extra problems in your areas??? Just curious!
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Glenda, Just my friend's Aussie that I mentioned with the same symptoms, however she has two and only one got sick.
 

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Well, Daisy was sick on Saturday night/Sunday morning and then she was sick again Monday evening. She seems to be over it now though. I hope.....

A co-worker's Australian Shepherd was also sick over the weekend though.
 

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The problem is diarrhea and vomiting can be symptoms to a lot of health issues. It would be hard to attribute those symptoms to any one disorder, especially without uniform test results.

With that said we saw blood in Bodie's stools at around 9 weeks (possible parasites) and he's had bouts of vomiting here and there. We attribute the recent discovery of tape worms to the vomiting. Otherwise he's as healthy and active as he could be.
 

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Thank goodness, this is the longest Duke has ever gone without being sick! It's been months. Of course, most of his sickness was self induced from eating what he shouldn't have eaten. Violet has only vomitted once since we got her and that was when she ate grass to force it.
 

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My lab had a bad bout of this a month ago. Bloody loose stools, the whole bit. She never gets sick. The vet said that it was a stomach bacteria, from what, he didn't know. Antibiotics took care of it after about a week. Molly had it a little bit, but not as bad as Maggie did.
 
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