Wow he has really been through a lot, and you too!! I hate to hear that but I will definatley keep Randy in my thoughts HOPING they find the root of his problems. Hang in there and I am SO glad he is feeling better.
I wondered about the ticks it sounded alot like tick fever. I had a female come down with this just last year and we DO NOT have ticks I was shocked.. My vet said that is what it was But stupid me had to do 2000.00 worth of tests...If the baby is responding to the doxycycline keep it there and it may take a month or so .. feed,,, baby food meat and shoot the pedialyte in the babys mouth with a syringe.. Keep on keepin on !Randy took a turn for the worse on Sunday night. I went back to the vet and they refered us to the Veterinary Specialist Hospital in Raleigh. They drew some fluid out of his lymph nodes to see if it could be a fungus.. That come back reactive just meaning that whatever was going on it was systemic. They took blood and sent that to check for a tick borne disease. In the meantime that have put him on dioxcycline and it has made a world of difference. I won't know until Friday or Saturday the results... But within 12 hours of his first dose, I could tell a big difference. No more runny eyes or nose and he has some energy back. I would say he is not 100 percent but at least 75 percent. This has been an emotional ordeal and I don't know if we are completely out of the woods but at least he is feeling so much better. I have kept in close contact with the breeder and she has been very supportive.
Hey I am a Poo Mommy... Buck is my last name.Oh yes absolutely ! But not forever ! Chin up ! You are a great Poo Dad
No they didn't but the test can identify eleven of diseases that they carry.Did they by chance mention something called "Blasto" or blastomycosis?
Starting to act like a puppy again. I think we are finally on the road to recovery. Will find out the test results either Friday or Saturday and I will let everyone Know what it reveals. I am very thankful to veterinary medicine.Good morning Buck the puppy Mommy Is there any news this AM ?
Sounds just like what my pepper pot had And BTW we never did get anything back that said "This is what she has " Very frustrating !!!! But she did well on the Doxycyline...So this was where we went. Her ears were beat red inside she had a fever Very snotty nose and crusty eyes..Three weeks of Doxy and she was fine ! :humble::humble:Starting to act like a puppy again. I think we are finally on the road to recovery. Will find out the test results either Friday or Saturday and I will let everyone Know what it reveals. I am very thankful to veterinary medicine.
That is how felt as well .. As soon as we put her on the Doxy she perked up and felt better It was very frightening . However I had seen tick fever before and did recognize the symptoms. Sometimes there are tick in dog parks, show grounds and just plain on the path. Seems around area where there are sheep can be really bad. So at the dog show I would take a good insecticide and spry the ground before putting my matt down .. I know not the best , but better than the illness....There is always a possible that the test will come back negative but the vet told me that doesn't mean it wasn't from a tick bite...There are eleven diseases that it can detect and sometimes it can mask itself if they have been an antibiotic( he was on clavamox). But they did draw the blood before they started him on dioxcycline. If the test comes back negative...I may never know either. Most importantly is that he makes a full recovery.