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Valley Fever in Dogs   Animal Health

Started 6/22/18 by PennyCC; 186 views.

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Valley Fever in Dogs: Everything You Need to Know

If you live in the southwestern United States, you’ve probably heard of Valley Fever, but are you familiar with how common and severe the disease can be in dogs? And if you are considering a trip or a move to this part of the country, you need to learn about this disease to protect your canine family members. Here is your guide to Valley Fever in dogs.

What Is Valley Fever?

Valley Fever is a disease caused by infection with a type of fungus called Coccidiodes immitis. The condition may also be called coccidioidomycosis, California disease, desert rheumatism, or San Joaquin Valley Fever. The disease is extremely common in south-central Arizona but is also frequently diagnosed in other parts of Arizona and in the desert regions of New Mexico, southwestern Texas, California, Nevada, and Utah. Parts of Mexico and Central and South America are affected, too. People and dogs are most commonly diagnosed with Valley Fever, but most mammals (including cats) can be infected.

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Signs that your pet might have valley fever

Signs that your pet might have valley fever