The Animal Health Trust has received 14 reports of dogs showing signs of seasonal canine illness. Reports have been received from all five sites where the condition has been reported in previous years.

The Animal Health Trust has received 14 reports of dogs showing signs of a potentially fatal mystery illness.

AHT has received 14 reports of seasonal canine illnessThe reports of seasonal canine illness were received via an online owner questionnaire. They included cases from all five sites across Norfolk, Suffolk and Nottinghamshire where the condition has been reported in previous years.

Charlotte Robin of the AHT said: “These 14 cases are those that fit our case definition. There could be more cases occurring but they have not been reported to us.”

Seasonal canine illness has been reported over the past three years. Some cases have proved fatal. No fatalities related to the illness have been reported this year.

The reports come less than a month after AHT lead investigator Richard Newton called on vets and VNs to be on the alert for the disease.

An AHT film on seasonal canine illness can be viewed at www.youtube.com/ahttv

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