While there are many diseases, illnesses, and threats to your dog’s health for dog parents in the southwest, there’s another hidden danger—Valley Fever. According to Veterinary Information Network it’s estimated that 60% of those infected with Valley Fever don’t show any symptoms. But for that other 40 %, it’s another story.
Valley Fever is a fungal disease that is most common in humans and frequently affects dogs and other species. Valley Fever (coccidioidomycosis) is caused by a fungus called Coccidiodes immitis. Other common names for the disease are California disease, San Joaquin Valley Fever, and desert rheumatism.