TO mysterious disease in dogs was discovered in United Kingdomespecially in Yorkshire, and the veterinarian who discovered it believes it is now spreading at an alarming rate.
Brogan-Alexandra Proud, who runs the Yorkshire Coast Pet Care mobile veterinary service, has been concerned about the virus for some time and has been warning about its spread, but that hasn’t stopped the spike in cases.
YorkshireLive reports that while the disease has spread to Sheffield and Leeds, the number puppies the incidence decreased slightly after pedestrians were warned not to walk in Beachwhere most of the cases occurred.
Speaking about the current situation, which has given rise to many theories about what the disease might have been, Proud acknowledged that the state of the beaches is not ideal.
“Everything is still. The situation has not changed. There is definitely a problem with beaches in general,” Proud said.
The dirty state of beaches in the UK is believed to have caused dogs to contract this virus, which depends a lot on how humanity has treated them in recent years.
One theory suggests that dredging or pollution has released toxins into the sea after large numbers of marine life, including crabs and lobsters, washed up on the Yorkshire coast in recent months.
Other veterinarians, however, downplay the illness, saying it’s normal for this time of year.
What are the symptoms?
Proud says she was ‘flooded dogs leaving the beach with vomiting and diarrhea” which should be the main areas you pay attention to when it comes to your dog.
Dr. Justine Shotton, President of the British Veterinary Association, also spoke to the BBC and shared her thoughts.
“We saw something similar a couple of years ago and the latest data from the University of Liverpool Veterinary Surveillance Database indicates that the spike is part of normal seasonal fluctuations at this point,” said Dr. Shotton.