Gastric volvulus, also known as bloat, is a condition where a dog's stomach becomes distended or bloated and then begins to twist upon itself, which can affect breathing and heart function, leading to death.
Canine influenza virus (CIV) is a viral respiratory infection. There have been two identified strains of the virus in the US: H3N8 and H3N2. These viruses are considered to be endemic in the United States and there have been cases of both strains in Oregon.
Every year, approximately 4.7 million people in the US are bitten by dogs, with children between the ages of five and nine the most likely to be bitten. Seventy percent of fatal dog bite cases involve children.