Valley fever can affect pets, too

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by Catherine Holland

azfamily.com

Posted on July 22, 2011 at 1:38 PM

Updated Friday, Jul 22 at 1:57 PM

PHOENIX -- In the wake of two major dust storms, you've probably heard quite a bit about valley fever. The respiratory illness doesn't just affect people. Pets can contract it, as well.

April Warnecke's dog, Merton, was diagnosed with valley fever a few years ago.

Valley veterinarian Dr. Claudia Channing stopped by to chat with Warnecke about the signs and symptoms of valley fevers in pets. She also talked about treatments.

Arizona Animal Welfare League is located at 30 N. 40th Place, Phoenix, 85034, and are open T-F from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. and S/S 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.  We are one block east of 40th Street off Washington.  Specific directions and more information can be found on our website at www.aawl.org or call 602-273-6852.  For more information about Valley Fever in dogs, visit www.vfce.arizona.edu.

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