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Bringing dogs from Norway forbidden

Published : 13 Sep 2019, 02:38

Updated : 13 Sep 2019, 10:56

  DF Report

Photo VisitFinland by Harri Tarvainen.

The Finnish Food Authority advised that people should refrain from bringing dogs from Norway to Finland and vice versa, if possible. 

The warning has been issued following death of dogs in Norway due to unidentified reason.

Norwegian food authorities warn dog owners of an unidentified disease that has killed more than 20 dogs in Norway, said a press release.

No signs of a similar epidemic, however, have so far been observed in Finland.

Symptoms of the disease include violent and sudden bloody diarrhoea and vomiting and a worsening of the dogs’ overall health.

It remains unclear whether the cases of death are related, or whether the disease is contagious. As a safety precaution,

The Finnish Food Authority is monitoring the situation and will announce more information as needed.