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Dog Flu Spreads Worry Nationwide
ABC News ^ | 9/27/05

Posted on 10/10/2005 12:31:21 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel

A newly discovered virus has killed dogs in at least seven states, and veterinarians, kennel operators and pet owners are concerned because researchers say there is no vaccine and dogs do not have immunity to the new flu.

Dr. Cynda Crawford, an immunologist at the University of Florida's College of Veterinary Medicine, said in an audio interview posted on the university Web site that the disease is only deadly in rare cases — about 10 percent in puppies and old dogs — but is of concern because it is spreading rapidly.

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Pets/Animals; Science
KEYWORDS: canine; dog; doggieping; flu; illness; pet; sickness; veterinary
Unsure if this topic has come up on FR (cannot find anything), so if not, I thought FR pet lovers would be interested to know about this.
1 posted on 10/10/2005 12:31:26 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel
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To: HairOfTheDog

ping for Doggie Ping list!


2 posted on 10/10/2005 12:31:59 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel
Interesting that in the first recent bird flu outbreak in Turkey...the government culled the birds and also ordered that all village dogs be shot. What is it that the CDC is not telling us?
3 posted on 10/10/2005 12:42:45 PM PDT by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

I think another article was posted recently, but it's good to have it posted for all of us with dogs. Why did the author mention the seven states it has been found in, then neglect to mention which states those are? I don't remember them from the previous article.


4 posted on 10/10/2005 12:42:56 PM PDT by kenth (There were only a few thousand hippies marching, but it smelled like half a million.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel; Flyer; technochick99; sinkspur; annyokie; Scott from the Left Coast; 88keys; ...
Unsure if this topic has come up on FR (cannot find anything), so if not, I thought FR pet lovers would be interested to know about this.

We have had it come up before, and I've Doggipinged it... but it's apparently going to be a topic we discuss more than once.

Previous post: A New Deadly, Contagious Dog Flu Virus Is Detected in 7 States

Ping!


Other articles with keyword "DOGGIEPING" since 12/29/04

5 posted on 10/10/2005 12:44:04 PM PDT by HairOfTheDog (Join the Hobbit Hole Troop Support - http://freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net/)
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To: HairOfTheDog

George Bush doesn't care about dogs or dog owners! (grin)

I keep my dog on a tether in the park because that's the law. But it's hard to keep him from getting his mouth or paws on areas where other dogs have relieved themselves. :(

Btw, I always put a bandana with American flags on him. :)


6 posted on 10/10/2005 12:54:17 PM PDT by TNCMAXQ
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Does anyone have any first-hand knowledge of this?


7 posted on 10/10/2005 12:54:30 PM PDT by pa mom
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To: TNCMAXQ

Well, the good news is, it's not a deadly flu for most healthy dogs that get it... It's just a flu, and like us, most just feel real lousy for awhile then recover.


8 posted on 10/10/2005 12:58:15 PM PDT by HairOfTheDog (Join the Hobbit Hole Troop Support - http://freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net/)
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To: kenth

Exactly - I wondered that too.


9 posted on 10/10/2005 1:02:04 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue.)
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To: HairOfTheDog

Thanks. FR is not great for lots of things, frankly, including searching old stuff. I tried "dog flu", "canine flu", flu, etc, before giving up. Didn't perfectly match key words, obviously.


10 posted on 10/10/2005 1:04:15 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Do not use/repeat MSM on 'professional grade' news. This is merely MSM hyperbolic hysteria. Try this for Monitoring Emerging Diseases - Pro-MED, with no mention of a 'new' doggy flu. http://www.promedmail.org/pls/promed/f?p=2400:1000


11 posted on 10/10/2005 1:30:44 PM PDT by dhuffman@awod.com (The conspiracy of ignorance masquerades as common sense.)
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To: HairOfTheDog; AnAmericanMother

Thanks for the ping! We were planning to attend a Basset Hound Rescue Picnic but not with this spreading around the country.

12 posted on 10/10/2005 1:38:54 PM PDT by NYer (ôSocialism is the religion people get when they lose their religion")
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To: the OlLine Rebel

lets keep this thread going. As the owner of two pups that run a LOT outside in the woods I want to know as much as I can.. thanks so much for the thread Rebel!


13 posted on 10/10/2005 1:46:49 PM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell GOD how big your storm is -- Tell the storm how B-I-G your s God is!)
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To: codyjacksmom

This is what I was talking to you about. Not sure if Illinois is one of the states. Maybe we should look into this!


14 posted on 10/10/2005 1:58:22 PM PDT by laceybrookesdad (A half truth is a whole lie!)
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To: pa mom

There was a thread in the last couple of weeks saying it mainly involved racing Greyhounds. That's about all I remember.


15 posted on 10/10/2005 1:59:10 PM PDT by wolfcreek
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To: laceybrookesdad

Yeah, something to definitely look into...I sure don't want our babies sick!!!


16 posted on 10/10/2005 2:01:52 PM PDT by codyjacksmom (I've gone out to find myself... if I get back before I return, please keep me here!!!)
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To: StoneColdGOP

I guess Petunia won't be going to the dogpark anytime soon.


17 posted on 10/10/2005 2:12:43 PM PDT by Bella_Bru
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To: pa mom

Well my spoiled little critter occasionally goes to doggy day care (and loves it). I called my vet last Friday to ask if there were any cases in our state yet, if so day care is gonna have to be a thing of the past.

the answer from the vet was that so far in WA state no cases they were aware of...closest state they knew to have the problem was AZ.


18 posted on 10/10/2005 2:13:25 PM PDT by not_apathetic_anymore
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To: the OlLine Rebel
Thanks for posting- here's what I have on this:

  National Geographic:
New Dog Flu Spreads in U.S., But Death Rate Is Low
 
 Mysterious Illness Striking Dogs Around U.S.
 
 A New Deadly, Contagious Dog Flu Virus Is Detected in 7 States
 
 
 http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1453571/posts?q=1&&page=247#247
 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- A strain of the flu is spreading across Florida -- but this form of influenza attacks dogs, not people.
 
 
Go to the "last" and work back for all the disease news:
 Strange new disease outbreaks

19 posted on 10/10/2005 3:19:28 PM PDT by backhoe (Has that Clinton "Legacy" made *you* feel safer, yet?)
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To: HairOfTheDog

Thanks for the ping, this is the first I've read about this!Things are getting scary everywhere!


20 posted on 10/10/2005 8:23:56 PM PDT by potlatch (Does a clean house indicate that there is a broken computer in it?)
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To: DollyCali; codyjacksmom; pa mom; potlatch; backhoe; not_apathetic_anymore; Bella_Bru; ...
I would recommend that dog owners get a silver colloidal machine and make it for the dogs and cats. A quarter cup in the drinking water daily really helps keep germs at bay. Once my Silas got very, very sick suddenly. He could hardly walk and was extremely lethargic. I gave him some silver colloidal and he got much better. Gave it to him a couple of more times and he was all better. If your dog has arthritis you can try it too. My mom's dog had it real bad for years. She was getting worse and worse, could hardly stand up. I gave my mom some SC to put in her water daily. Soon she started to be much better. The other day I said "mom, you would think that Meggie was a spring chicken the way she is galloping around". Meggie is about 17 years old. By the way, SC is a good idea for people too. In this day and age it could save lives.
21 posted on 10/11/2005 3:26:01 AM PDT by Bellflower (A new day is Coming!)
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To: Bellflower

You demonstrate the most pathetic ignorance that I can recall. I do hope that you are self-medicating. See my tagline. PHUI


22 posted on 10/11/2005 4:21:21 AM PDT by dhuffman@awod.com (The conspiracy of ignorance masquerades as common sense.)
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To: Bellflower

what the heck is a silver colloidal machine..? where do you get one? price? Thanks for suggesting but I have never heard of it. If it works well with pets, is it beneficial for owners?

I really like mom & pop cures etc. For my dogs & cats I try for adding garlic into diet. Helps keep away fleas & is a natural antibiotic. Adding also some tomato products regularly that helps w/acid the urinary tract


23 posted on 10/11/2005 5:07:58 AM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell GOD how big your storm is -- Tell the storm how B-I-G your s God is!)
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To: dhuffman@awod.com

Hi huff. do you know something negative about the silver collodial? I am more & more open to off the wall/unique things as I get older & see the follies of REAL medicine etc.


24 posted on 10/11/2005 5:09:27 AM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell GOD how big your storm is -- Tell the storm how B-I-G your s God is!)
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To: DollyCali
DollyCali, We have caught feral cats and are taming them. Some of them have a condition that kittens get where they can get very sick and even die. It is a severe congestion of the nasal cavity with a caked runny nose. I have put SC in their water for several days and they are doing really good as it is clearing up fast. I will put this site here for you if you dare try to make your own machine. I make my own for pennies. I used the way on this link to make my own machine. You need to scroll down to the bottom of the page to see how to make a machine. Making a machine cost about $35.

If you don't know anything about how it should be if it has turned out right you would need to experiment. You can taste the SC in the distilled H20 but not see it with the naked eye when it is make right. I usually make a wine bottle full at a time in a fish type bowl. It takes my machine about 4 hours to make it. If it goes too long the silver particles start to clump and fall to the bottom. If it goes too short of a time you won't be able to taste it and it won't have much strength. I try to take it on an empty stomach and also hold it in my mouth for awhile. The site is http://chetday.com/colloidalsilvergenerator.htm

If you want to buy a machine I would recommend one that stirs the water as this makes the smallest particles. The SG6 Auto looks like one that if I were going to buy one I would buy. It apparently knows when the batch of SC is ready for you so you don't have to know when to turn it off as it will let you know. You can log onto http://www.silvergen.com/ to read about it and/or to order it.

I have been using SC several years. I take it if I feel anything coming on. When I am on top of things I take a quarter cup a day to keep germs at bay. I have had many good experiences with SC keeping me from getting sick. We first started using it when my sister had a bad lung infection that nothing seemed to help. I finally searched the net and came up with trying SC. I bought her some Futurebiotics SC and as soon as she started taking it she started to get much, much better. Making my own proved to be extremely much cheaper than buying it already made. I would recommend that in this day and age when you never know what germ is out there that everyone uses SC.

25 posted on 10/14/2005 4:48:05 AM PDT by Bellflower (A new day is Coming!)
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To: dhuffman@awod.com; DollyCali
http://scholar.google.com/scholar?q=author:%22Powell%22%20intitle:%22Our%20Mightiest%20Germ%20Fighter%22Try clicking onto this site on this page. It will bring up an interesting pdf.
26 posted on 10/14/2005 5:53:29 AM PDT by Bellflower (A new day is Coming!)
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To: Bellflower

thanks so much for info (that is a cheap machine..I assumed it would be in hundreds). I make up an antibiotic for my outdoor ferals & have had mixed results with it. Not all get it. I mix up & add to dry/wet food combo. Your system seems better.

I do appreciate it


27 posted on 10/14/2005 6:15:40 AM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell GOD how big your storm is -- Tell the storm how B-I-G your s God is!)
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To: Bellflower

Sorry. I don't use 0oogle unless there is no alternative. I suggest that, unless you stick to MSM-PC approved topics, you don't either. Go to the root documents.


28 posted on 10/14/2005 7:06:09 AM PDT by dhuffman@awod.com (The conspiracy of ignorance masquerades as common sense.)
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To: Bellflower; vetvetdoug
Got an elder arthritic one here in NE Ohio, and because of age, the flu is worrisome too, if he should get it...

"ping" to Doug for more free advice! Any thoughts on silver colloidal, or up-dates on flu? (appreciated your "in-put" on the earlier dog flu thread...THANKS!)

29 posted on 10/14/2005 8:56:23 AM PDT by 88keys
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To: 88keys
Keep your dog healthy and stay away from coughing dogs and those that treat them. This virus will be self limiting if common sense is used. Less than 1% of the dogs that get this will die and one out of five will be totally asymptomatic. This Canine Influenza (CI) is highly contagious and your dog is most at risk at places that congregate dogs. The disease is transmitted by fomites which is fairly unique.

No nutritionals will be preventative or will treat the disease but they cannot hurt. The worst that can happen is the colloidal silvers lighten your pocketbook but hey, I buy lottery tickets too.

30 posted on 10/14/2005 9:29:41 AM PDT by vetvetdoug (Shiloh, Corinth, Iuka, Brices Crossroads, Harrisburg, Britton Lane, Holly Springs, Hatchie Bridge,)
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To: 88keys; vetvetdoug; DollyCali
http://www.colloidal-silver.com/article5.htm

This is another interesting read. Vetvetdoug if you make your own it turns out to be very inexpensive.

31 posted on 10/18/2005 2:38:24 AM PDT by Bellflower (A new day is Coming!)
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To: DollyCali

DollyCali, God bless you for taking care of those kitties:>)


32 posted on 10/18/2005 2:40:02 AM PDT by Bellflower (A new day is Coming!)
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To: DollyCali

DollyCali, God bless you for taking care of those kitties:>)


33 posted on 10/18/2005 2:54:14 AM PDT by Bellflower (A new day is Coming!)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

The Boogie has had a cold for several weeks now, with the occasional sneezing and coughing fit. Every time it hits I think of the dog flu – he’ll be 14 years old next month.

34 posted on 10/18/2005 3:47:33 AM PDT by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink.)
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