Recent reports of a strange respiratory infection in dogs have been reported in at least 14 states, including Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire.
Following media stories about the "mystery illness," which has in some
cases progressed into pneumonia and even resulted in death,
veterinarians in the Boston region have reported an influx of calls from worried dog owners.
While acknowledging that the frequency of respiratory cases is on the rise,
it is largely consistent with previous years, they stated their intention to allay owners' anxieties.
Veterinarians advise owners to vaccinate their pets and keep them away from ill canines.