We are Breeders of the true "Mastiff", sometimes referred to as the "English Mastiff" or the "Old English Mastiff". Please do not confuse us with the "American Mastiff", which is a cross between the Mastiff and the Anatolian Shepherd. The AKC recognizes "Mastiffs" and does not recognize the "American Mastiff".
Thursday, September 5, 2013
Deadly Canine Virus in Ohio
URGENT UPDATE, DEADLY VIRUS IN OHIO Please share this notice!
Dr Forshey, the Ohio state veterinarian, confirmed that they are
working on identifying the cause of death in several dogs. They suspect
that it is a virus, possible Circo virus. This virus has not been found
in dogs before. (It is commonly found commonly in pigs.)
have sent tissue samples to UC Davis, which is the only lab that can
identify the virus. Ohio State has already ruled out common causes like
salmonella, parvovirus, campylobacter, hemorrhagic gastroenteritis
He thinks they will have it figured out by Monday and
will have a national news release. Ohio is the only state seeing it so
The important thing is that dog owners need to get their
dog to the vet ASAP at the first sign of vomiting and bloody diarrhea.
Dr Forshey indicated that most of the dogs are surviving if treated
early. There is, of course, no vaccine available.
This illness may appear and be diagnoses as parvo--it appears to be dog-to dog or fecal contact to spread. If traveling through Ohio with your pet--DO NOT use pet exercise areas in rest areas, allow your dog to eat or drink after other dogs, or come in direct contact with other dogs.
Take extra care when traveling and take your pet immediately to a veterinarian if it develops bloody diarrhea or vomiting.