New foster - major issues

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New foster - major issues

Postby BaltimoreBully » Tue Jul 13, 2010 5:16 pm

This little 7 week old guy is my new foster. His previous owner (despite claims that he wasn't hers since she wasn't planning on keeping him after he was weaned from HER dog) said he may have laid in some bleach. This looks more systemic to me. His ear canals are swollen and oozing pus along with all of his paw pads, penis and face and inside of his mouth. His lymph nodes are enlarged and he is lethargic. No mange mites found on exam but no real ideas of what is causing this either. We have started him on clavamox, prednisone and a hypoallergenic diet. Could such a young puppy have a severe food allergy? He was eating puppy chow. All ideas are welcome
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Re: New foster - major issues

Postby msvette2u » Tue Jul 13, 2010 5:37 pm

It's PUPPY STRANGLES. Google Juvenile Cellulitis.
Pred and antibiotics are all he needs.

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Re: New foster - major issues

Postby msvette2u » Tue Jul 13, 2010 5:37 pm

OH and it will hurt him to eat - make a slurry of, like Science Diet AD and let him lap it up. It's very painful. His lymph nodes may rupture thru.

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Re: New foster - major issues

Postby Charlie282 » Tue Jul 13, 2010 5:40 pm

I hope he gets better, he sure is adorable.


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Re: New foster - major issues

Postby April » Tue Jul 13, 2010 6:13 pm

I hope he gets better :pray

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Re: New foster - major issues

Postby BaltimoreBully » Tue Jul 13, 2010 6:47 pm

Thanks for the info! It makes me feel better to know he's on the right meds at least.

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Re: New foster - major issues

Postby Misskiwi67 » Tue Jul 13, 2010 9:11 pm

Ditto... agree with vet diagnosis. Pred and antibiotics, may take weeks to clear up.

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Re: New foster - major issues

Postby jamielvsaustin » Wed Jul 14, 2010 7:52 am

That is just an awful, awful picture. :eyes:

I wonder if adminstering Sub Q fluids would also help? That why he's hydrated, but he doesn't have to do anything to get that way...so no pain.

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Re: New foster - major issues

Postby littleCloClo » Wed Jul 14, 2010 11:25 am

Poor puppy! :( Thank you for helping him!

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Re: New foster - major issues

Postby BaltimoreBully » Wed Jul 14, 2010 1:31 pm

He already seems to be feeling a little better. He is more active today and ate a few treats.

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Re: New foster - major issues

Postby BaltimoreBully » Wed Jul 14, 2010 2:01 pm

Should I bathe him? I have oatmeal or antibacterial shampoo I could use. I don't want to irritate his skin any more so not sure if I should wait or not for a bath


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