A very rare disease that is common in other parts of the world is starting to affect dogs in North Texas. As you will see in this news video, there are actually hundreds of dogs being affected by Chagas Disease. One dog who lived in Plano, Texas was diagnosed with Chagas Disease after falling over and being rushed to an animal hospital. After several rounds of blood tests, it was determined that the canine had in fact contracted this illness.
Carried by the South American kissing bug, Chagas causes a dog’s heart to fail. Luckily, the dog from Plano was saved but hundreds of other dogs have died in the area due to this condition. No one really knows why this is happening now, but pet owners are being warned to be on the lookout for this nasty insects.
Please SHARE this video on Facebook so that everyone can learn what this bug looks like and what to do to protect their animals.