Report: Dogs Have Deadly Infectious Disease

Two stray dogs infected with a highly contagious disease were recently found, according to a published report.

The stray animals infected with distemper were found this month in Coronado, police told the San Diego Union-Tribune, a viral disease that can be potentially fatal to dogs. Police are stressing that residents report any stray animals.

The viral disease can be contracted by inhaling or by contact with infected bodily secretions, such as urine or fecal matter, Cmdr. Mike Lawton of the Coronado police told the paper. He also warned that contaminated kennels, bedding and toys can infect pets, the paper reported. He urged people to call animal control services immediately at 619-522-7371.

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