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Strange dog illness sweeping the nation— What you need to know!

Has your pup been coughing? The strange respiratory illness is on the prowl. Here's how to keep your furry friend safe and sound

In a tale wagging across the United States, over 200 dogs have fallen ill with a strange respiratory illness, causing concern among pet owners. While South Florida remains untouched, caution is in the air as Miami-Dade County Animal Services issues an advisory.

Keep reading to learn more about this dog illness and what is being done to keep it under control and away from your pets.

Paws off! Keeping the mystery dog illness at bay in Florida

Pet owners in South Florida can breathe a sigh of relief as Miami-Dade County Animal Services confirms no reported cases of the strange respiratory dog illness in the region. While other states grapple with over 200 cases, Florida remains unscathed. However, vigilance is key, and here's what you need to know.

In Oregon, New Hampshire, Colorado, and Illinois, cases of what is being called an "atypical canine infectious respiratory illness" have surged since August. The illness, resistant to antibiotics, has led to some rare fatalities among dogs. The cause remains elusive, with authorities collaborating to pinpoint the source.

As a precaution, Miami-Dade County Animal Services urges pet owners to stay informed and take necessary steps to protect their furry companions.

A sick dog covered in a blanket

Sniffles or serious? Unmasking symptoms and shielding your pup

Identifying the strange respiratory illness in dog illness is crucial for swift action. Similar to "kennel cough," this condition causes the dog to be lethargic, cough, and/or sneeze. Miami-Dade County Animal Services encourages dog owners to act quickly and take their pet to the doctor if they see any indications of disease.

Avoid exposing your dog to as many canine social situations as possible, such as doggie daycares, grooming salons, and boarding facilities. Keep your distance from strangers on walks, and most all, make sure your dog is up to date on his shots. Even if there have been no confirmed instances in Florida, prevention is still preferable to treatment.

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