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— November 12, 2013 —

by Lita Peterson
with Chicago Pet Care Examiner
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The Internet has been abuzz with reports about a potentially deadly “new dog virus” since dogs in Ohio and Michigan were struck with a serious and mysterious illness a couple of months ago. The suggested culprit? Circovirus, and it’s been alarming dog guardians ever since. However, there is an abundance of misinformation out there. Don’t panic; let’s look at some of the facts.

Is circovirus new?
No. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), Circovirus was first identified in pigs more than 30 years ago. It has also been known to infect birds. However, it was first reported in dogs in June of 2012 as part of a genetic screening of samples for new canine viruses. In April of 2013, a similar virus was detected in a California dog that presented with severe vomiting (containing blood) and diarrhea at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine.

What is canine circovirus?
It is a small virus that infects dogs. Even though circovirus itself has been around for many years much still remains unknown. What is known is that the canine circovirus shares more similarities to the pig circovirus than to the avian one, but it is not exactly the same.

How are dogs being infected?
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THANKSGIVING FAMILY FOOD DRIVE

Jelly and Sedona, Canine Therapy Corps certified therapy dogs would pawsitively appreciate if you could donate food items to help the children and their families at Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center. At ChicagoCAC, Jelly and Sedona build trusting and loving relationships with children who are victims of sexual abuse. This year, they want to help 100 families for Thanksgiving by asking you to donate the following non-perishable food items:

Canned vegetables
Cornbread Mix
Canned fruits
Rice
Cranberry Sauce
Stuffing
Dried beans
Mashed Potato Mix
Gravy Mix
Dessert Mixes

If you would like to share with these children and their families, please bring items to Bark Avenue Playcare located at 1959 W. Fulton, Chicago on Saturday, November 16th from 1-8 p.m. and on Sunday, November 17th from 12 noon 7 p.m. Jelly and Sedona would like to thank you personally for your generosity so they will be at Bark Ave, on Saturday, November 16th from 1-4 p.m. Their trainer and Bark Avenue Playcare owner,Daniel McElroy will also be there Saturday from 1-4 p.m. to answer your dog behavior questions and provide your dog with a free evaluation.

High paws from Jelly and Sedona to everyone who can donate and help their kids at ChicagoCAC have a Happy Thanksgiving!





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