Species: Dog

Sex: Female

Age: 1

Year: 2007

Country: Canada

Locality: Dryden Ontario

Survived?: Yes

Medical Diagnosis of Blastomycosis?: Yes

Where Caught: She caught it from nosing around in the mud of a creek bed that empties into Thunder Lake

Symptoms: Her first symptoms were a cough and a very distinct change in personality. She went from a bouncy puppy one day to a very lethargic puppy the next.We were very lucky because the vet suspected Blasto from the first visit but tried antibiotics for two days to see if it was an infection.

Treatment: Itraconozole was started 4 days after first symptoms. took pills for 4 months until clean bill of health

Cost of Treatment: cost of treatment for a 7 pound dog was approx. $450.00

Additional Comments: I have to say thank you very much to our vet Dr. James Brown for recognizing it very early

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