Important Notice for Owners of Imported Dogs
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Do you have (or are you thinking of getting) a dog from abroad?
Animals coming into the UK from abroad can bring infectious diseases with them, which are rarely (or sometimes never) encountered here. These obviously pose a threat to other animals, but some also pose a threat to people. One such disease in dogs which is on the rise in the UK is Brucella. It is a highly infectious disease caused by the bacterium Brucella canis.
It can cause a range of symptoms in dogs, but worryingly, many dogs do not show any signs but can still transmit the disease.