Source: New York Post

A mysterious respiratory illness affecting dogs across the United States has raised concerns among pet owners and veterinarians. The illness, resistant to antibiotics, has led to deaths in some cases. Little is known about the unidentified pathogen, and the lack of information is a cause for alarm. Veterinarians recommend proactive measures for dog owners, including keeping pets up-to-date on vaccinations and avoiding high-traffic areas such as dog parks, daycares, and kennels.

As holiday travel may necessitate boarding, alternatives like pet sitters or dog walkers are suggested. The illness presents with symptoms like sneezing, coughing, and difficulty breathing, resembling common canine sickness, but it persists longer. The ASPCA advises pet owners to remain vigilant despite not observing an uptick in cases.

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