Jake

Species: Dog

Sex: Male

Age: 6

Year: 2011

Country: U.S.A.

Locality: Ha,son, Kentucky

Survived?: Yes

Medical Diagnosis of Blastomycosis?: Yes

Where Caught: Unknown. My garden perhaps. My vet sees at least one new case a month.

Symptoms: First horrible breath from deep. Tried teeth cleaning, stomach antacid and antibiotics for upper respiratory after slight cough that sounded like a "heart cough" started 4 months after breath. Finally X-ray showed lungs w little doubt in November 2011. Confirmed w blood tests.

Stopped eating last week per-diagnosis

Treatment: Fluconazole 300mg for 6weeks then 150 mg for past 5 months. Still in treatment

Cost of Treatment: Minimal

Additional Comments: I think the breath was a big indicator early summer but not recognized.

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