There has been some media coverage about this recently with reports in the Canvey Island Echo, on Countryfile and on the news. As of 26th October 2012 we have not seen any cases at Cherrydown but it is something dog owners need to be aware of, but not to panic about. We advise dog owners to remain vigilant and seek veterinary advice immediately if they suspect their dog has SCI.
Dog owners are advised to look out for vomiting, diarrhoea or lethargy which usually appears within 24 to 72 hours of dogs having walked in woodland in Autumn. The Animal Health Trust advises any dog owners who see these signs in their pet to seek veterinary advice immediately.