Information about dog illness

Wednesday, 12 January 2022

We are aware of reports of dogs presenting with a sickness and diarrhoea type illness in our borough and also in neighbouring areas to the north and south.

The cause of the illness, and the locations it appears to be linked to, are unclear.

While dogs walked on beaches have been affected, we have also read reports from dog owners that the same symptoms are affecting dogs only walked at inland locations away from beaches.

We are in discussions with our partner organisations to gather intelligence and carry out investigations into possible causes.

If any vets have information about possible links to a canine virus that could help these investigations, we kindly ask them to contact our dog warden service.