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Old July 17th, 2010, 10:38 PM
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Puppy Strangles

Hi everyone,

I had to take my new puppy to the vet today and I found out she is suffering from Puppy Strangles. the vet was very good about giving me info and I looked up the condition online.

Cally is my very first puppy, Ive had her less than 2 weeks. She is a 14 week old Maltese.

I was wondering if anyone has gone through this with their puppy before. I feel so bad for her and I dont know what to do. The vet prescribed steroids and anti-biotics for her.

Any insights or comments are welcome

Thanks!
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Old July 17th, 2010, 10:43 PM
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Welcome, CallysMom!

We had an adult dog with folliculitis a few years ago. We were told that her infection was very similar to puppy strangles. I'm so sorry you're going through this! The good news, though, is that our Ridge recovered fully with only minimal scarring.

Here's a link to the thread about her folliculitis: http://www.pets.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=48242

How badly is Cally broken out?
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Old July 17th, 2010, 10:47 PM
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I found this informative article...I'll post the link here in case you haven't seen it yet. http://www.brytestar.com/strangles.pdf I thought the mention of Glucosamine to be important.

Sending lots of healing vibes that Cally recovers fully as quickly as possible .
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Old July 17th, 2010, 10:56 PM
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I wish he would have explained the Glucosamine mention more, LP! Any idea why it's beneficial?
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Old July 18th, 2010, 12:45 PM
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Thank you for the info, Ill ask my vet about the glucosamine next time I go see him.
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Old July 21st, 2010, 09:21 PM
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Just a little update...
Cally is doing much better. The swelling on her face is almost all gone and the crusty sores around her eyes all fell off. She looks alot better.
She also has a bit more energy today, giving me lots of kisses and actually playing with toys for a few minutes. She also begged for a few treats.

Thanks everyone for the good vibes, they seem to be helping lots!
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