LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture says it’s received even more reports of suspected cases of a mysterious dog virus.

Officials know so little about the illness, that there’s still no way to confirm cases or provide an exact number of how many animals may be infected. Right now possible infections are noted based on anecdotal reports from veterinarians and pet owners.

Officials warn pet owners need to continue to be vigilant, limit exposure to other dogs, and make sure all their pet’s vaccinations are up to date.

“A lot of people that I’ve spoken to have been practicing good, safe measures keeping animals out of parks and less social just to try to keep the decreased chance of spreading. I think that’s helped a lot. People have listened and responded, and that kind of behavior is what helps slow down the spread,” Dr. Travis Pond, a veterinarian with American Pet Hospital tells FOX5.

Dr. Pond says he hasn’t seen any suspected cases of the virus in his clinic so far.

He says the biggest symptoms to watch out for in your dog include coughing and nasal discharge.


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