'Mystery illness' kills 2 dogs, sickens others - East Valley Tribune: Mesa

'Mystery illness' kills 2 dogs, sickens others

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Posted: Tuesday, April 8, 2014 10:00 am

A Mesa woman says a “mystery illness” is killing her dogs.

Kelly Anderson says a second dog died Monday, and six others are sick.

Anderson, who runs K9 Buddies Rescue, is hoping to find out what’s making them sick before she loses any more dogs.

Both dogs tested positive for toxins. An autopsy is being done on the first dog that died to pinpoint exactly which toxins were present, Anderson says.

Anderson says even the vet is at a loss to explain the illnesses.

“She’s baffled, she’s never seen anything like it in her life,” Anderson says.

Anderson has changed the dogs’ diet, added antibiotics, and so far they’re improving.

But she wants answers before trusting that her pets are in the clear.

Anderson didn’t want to name the dog food without knowing that’s what’s making the dogs ill.

But given that it's the most obvious link her advice to others is if your dog gets sick, throw out the food and get the animal checked right away.

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