Phyllis & The Solas Gang
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Trenton Florida
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Hi Everyone. It has been forever since I have been on the forum. I went back to college in January to vocationally retrain.Between my family.school,the dogs training and the puppies, I have not had time to breathe.
SO here is the issue and am sure that I will get the insight I need here on the forum.I am in the process of placing the last two pups form Hailey's litter. I gave them their second set of puppy shot's everything was fine. Two weeks later the little girl started with a swollen ear, I immediately went to the vet. She took cultures put her on clavimox and surolan. that was this past Friday. The vet also mentioned that she thought that this could be a case of the puppy strangles, but was perplexed that it was only effecting her ears and the surrounding lymph, no blisters on the eyes and nose.We decided to treat for infection first pending the outcome of the cultures. Well I think the antibiotics are keeping her from getting any secondary infections, but the swelling is still very much present, and we are going back to the vet tomorrow.After reading stuff on the internet I believe that she has puppy strangles and will have to go on prednisone to treat it.
I want to know what experiences others on the forum have had with this. I want to know if it is recurring. It was also mentioned that the puppy shot may have been the trigger. So I'm wondering now how to I complete her vaccinations? Obviously I can't do anything until she is 100%. but it is a worry, and I feel so badly for her, she is still acting like a puppy,but I can tell she is uncomfortable.
Any insight others have to this issue would be helpful.