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By Renee Summers
Telegram Reporter 

Veterinarians Investigating Parvovirus Outbreak in Northern Michigan


September 1, 2022

Taking care of your pet's health is important too.

If you are planning to head up north for the holiday weekend, it may be best to leave Fido at home. For the past two months a canine parvovirus-like illness has been sickening and killing dogs in northern Michigan. More than 30 dogs have died in Otsego County after showing symptoms of canine parvovirus negative for the virus by local veterinarians. Cases of the illness have been reported in northern central parts of the state including the cities of Gaylord and Vanderbilt.

According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, canine parvovirus is a highly contagious virus that affects dogs...

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