On Saturday, Aug. 27, Detroit resident Kellen Collison's two-year-old border collie, Brody, jumped up to catch a ball at Capital Park's dog park. Brody's vaccine is up to date, so Collison, 30, isn't worried about the recent parvovirus outbreak in northern Michigan.

Michigan dog owners relieved that ‘mysterious canine virus’ has been identified

At the end of a stressful week for dog owners, many are relieved that a mysterious canine disease discovered in northern Michigan has been confirmed to be parvovirus, a serious illness for which there is a vaccine. Kari Beer, an emergency and critical care specialist at Auckland Veterinary Referral Service in Bloomfield Hills, said as …

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