Could Your North Scottsdale Pet Have Valley Fever??

Anyone who has lived or spent some time near Scottsdale has probably heard about Valley Fever. But often it is less clear just what causes this disease and which symptoms to watch for in our furry friends. Read on to learn more about the cause, symptoms, testing and treating of this disease! Valley Fever is caused by a fungus found in the soil. The technical term for the fungus is Coccidioides immitis, but Valley Fever is obviously much easier to say. The term Valley Fever was given to this disease because of where it was originally found - the San Joaquin Valley. While this fungus is found in the soil, a pet digging in the soil or windy conditions can make the fungal spores airborne and, on

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