Species: Dog

Sex: Male

Age: 2

Year: 2010

Country: U.S.A.

Locality: Chicago

Survived?: No

Medical Diagnosis of Blastomycosis?: Yes

Where Caught: Maybe the park the weather has been so humid and rainy that i think the fungus has had a real chance to grow and become potent. The vet informed my boyfriend and i that she has had 3 other cases in the neighborhood this summer-but hasn't seen a rare case like ours in 3 years

Symptoms: lethargic, weight loss, and towards the end no appetite, disorentation, loss of breath and heavier breathing and a small cough

Treatment: itraconazole amoungst other antibotics

Cost of Treatment: Very expensive

Additional Comments: We lost boss today aug. 20,2010-I am in shock-he was such a good dog and tried to fight it his best, but I could tell he was suffering-he stayed the night at the vet for two nights so she could keep an eye on him and he was breathing heavy and passed while the dr. was on the phone with my boyfriend- He would have been 3 years old on sept.11-he was our best friend..part of our family and we will miss him deeply x

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