Four dogs have been treated at a Canal Fulton animal hospital for a strange illness that may be related to a string of canine deaths in the Cincinnati area.
Dr. Melanie Butera from the Elm Ridge Animal Hospital told The Beacon Journal she's treated four dogs with symptoms including lethargy and gastrointestinal problems. At least one of those dogs died.
The symptoms are similar to those showed by dogs that were boarded at a Cincinnati-area kennel. No word yet on what's causing the illness. Tests have ruled out some of the usual bacterial culprits in the Cincinnati cases, including parvovirus, salmonella, E. coli, and distemper.
The Ohio Department of Agriculture is telling dog owners to keep an eye on their pets and get them to a vet if they're showing symptoms.
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