WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IF YOU OWN A DOG
Updated July 2015
We don’t know what causes SCI but we do know that it can affect any dog that has been walked in woodland in autumn and the clinical signs come on very quickly, usually between 24 and 72 hours.
The most common clinical signs reported are:
- Diarrhoea (which can vary from watery to bloody)
- Tummy (abdominal) pain
- Lethargy (or reluctance to move)
- Loss of appetite
- Shaking or trembling
- High temperature (fever)
The most common clinical signs are sickness, diarrhoea and lethargy. If you suspect your dog is showing symptoms of SCI then please contact your vet immediately.
If you have walked in woodland between August and November it is important that you remain vigilant and look out for any of the clinical signs; vomiting, diarrhoea or lethargy, in your dog. Please seek immediate veterinary advice if you are concerned.
PLEASE TELL YOUR FRIENDS, FAMILY AND OTHER DOG OWNERS ABOUT SCI
The more people that know about SCI, its effects and how quickly a dog can be taken ill, the more chance we have of identifying cases and stopping them before it’s too late.
Please share our awareness poster with your friends on facebook and help to build awarenss of this mystery killer.
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