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Cure the Sick Dogs was going to be a quest in Van Buren, the canceled Fallout 3 by Black Isle Studios.[1]


A number of dogs have recently fallen ill, and neither Grins A Lot nor Teacher can seem to figure out what the cause is. The disease seems to be canine-specific and thus far hasn't affected humans. The truth is that the dogs have dug up a long-dead ghoul, and some of them ate it. You can follow the dogs to try to figure out the problem, or you can just use Medicine skill to cure them without knowing the specific cause.

Character type completion breakdown

  1. Combat Boy - Can shrink to microscopic size and fight the germs. Just kidding.
  2. Science Boy - Has the best at handling this, using RadAway to treat them.
  3. DiploBoy - Is outta luck. Talking to the dogs may make them feel better, but won't cure them.
  4. Stealth Boy - Could follow the dogs around to see if they're eating anything they shouldn't be. We don't need to do a stealth check.

Journal Entries

Normal Journal

1 Grins Alot tells me the dogs of the Hangdogs are starting to become sick and he can't figure out why.
2 I followed the dogs for a while to see if they were eating anything bad for them or straying into an area of toxins or radiation. I didn't find anything.
3Quest finishedI treated the dogs' symptoms, and they're doing better, but I haven't cured the root of the problem yet.
4Quest finishedI found a way to cure the sickness of the Hangdogs' dogs.

Dumb Journal

1 Grins say dogs are sick.
2 Me follow dogs. Dogs no eat bad stuff, so bad stuff not the problem.
3Quest finishedI helped the sick dogs! Still sick, but doing better.
4Quest finishedSick dogs all better now!