Michigan Pet Owners: Don’t Panic About Circovirus, Be Aware of Symptoms

We understand the cause for concern given the recent media reports about the mystery illness, which could potentially be canine circovirus. Ultimately, we have not seen any confirmed cases at any of our locations throughout the state.

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development is working with the Diagnostic Center for Population and Animal Health at Michigan State University in their research of the illness to determine what the cause may be.

Symptoms seem to include vomiting, bloody diarrhea, weight loss and lethargy.

Veterinarians from BluePearl Veterinary Partners and Michigan Veterinary Specialists recommend limiting the potential spread of viral infections by monitoring your dog’s health for signs of illness, and prohibiting your dog from interacting with other dogs he or she doesn’t usually interact with.

As always, we recommend any time your pet is not acting right to take him or her to your family veterinarian or nearest emergency veterinarian if your family veterinarian is unavailable.

For more information, we recommend contacting your family veterinarian or visiting