Veterinarians reassure dog owners after bloody diarrhea resurfaces in Norway: “Don’t panic”

Boy enjoying a big dog.Boy enjoying a big dog.Photo: Gorm Kallestad / NTB scanpix

There have been several new reports of dogs with bloody diarrhea this autumn, but the country’s largest animal clinic is asking dog owners to remain calm and not panic.

Last year, several hundred dogs became ill with unusually strong and bloody diarrhea, and significant resources were invested in finding the disease’s source – without success.

This autumn, there have been new reports of similar disease patterns.

“Vomiting and diarrhea in dogs are not uncommon in the autumn, and even now, we are experiencing an increased number of cases.

The most important thing is that the dogs get the required help fast if they become ill so that we can save them,” veterinarian Ole Harald Johnsen at Fredrikstad Animal Hospital, Norway’s largest animal clinic, told newspaper Fredriksstad Blad.

Johnsen believes there is no reason to panic despite the fact that the Norwegian Food Safety Authority has received reports of several dogs with symptoms reminiscent of those seen last autumn.

“Paying attention to anything unusual is good. Dog owners do not have to walk around nervous.

However, if the dog gets diarrhea and its general condition weakens, it may be a good idea to contact a veterinarian,” Johnsen recommended. 

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today


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