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December 1, 2023

NPR | Veterinarians say fears about 'mystery' dog illness may be overblown. Here's why

"Despite all the attention on individual cases, there's nothing at this point "that would indicate there's a national outbreak, anything that would indicate these are all medically connected to each other," says Dr. Silene St. Bernard, a regional medical director for VCA Animal Hospitals, which runs more than a thousand hospitals in the U.S. and Canada.

Of course, none of this skepticism rules out the possibility that there is a new pathogen starting to spread.

For example, researchers in New Hampshire have identified an odd bacteria that could be relevant, although they haven't yet confirmed this is actually what's causing illness in some dogs."