Oslo. Dozens of dogs in Norway died this week of a mystery illness. The Norwegian Food Safety Authority isn’t sure if the disease is contagious, but acknowledged the situation is serious,
Most of the cases have been in or around the capital city, Oslo, but the illness, with symptoms of vomiting and bloody diarrhea, has also been reported in the cities of Bergen, Trondheim and the northern Nordland municipality.
Authorities are advising dog owners to limit contact with other pets. The Norwegian Veterinary Institute said autopsies detected two unspecified bacteria. It’s not clear if that was the cause of the outbreak.