Medical Diagnosis of Blastomycosis?: Yes
Where Caught: Hershey has been staying in out backyard for the past 6 years, basically, every since we have had him. Nothing has changed and nothing is new that we can think of....except we did pull up an old "floating deck" that had been down for several years and we are trying to grow grass there now.
Symptoms: Hershey's left eye started draining a little bit for about a week, then it became swollen, red big and very inflammed looking.
Treatment: Vet is recommending to use itraconazole, but we have not started treatment yet because of the cost.
Cost of Treatment: Vet told me it would cost $116 a week and treatment could take 8-10 weeks.