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EMERGENCY TRIP TO VET WITH ROSIE

Rosie woke us in the night with a terrible cough and kept it up. I knew she had a fever but no way to take it. (I now have a digital thermeter with her name on it). She was at the vets monday for a puppy cut and skin scrapping on this terrible spot on the top of her head. Skin scrapping came back negative and hopefully that is cured and someday she will have hair again. Evidently she picked up kennel cough on Monday. Antibotics for several days and revacinated for kennel cough. Vet said that she would need the vacine every 6 months from now on and that it is like the flu shot. Depending on the strain that is going around at the time, it may not work completely but would make a re-infection less serious. Her temp was 102.8 normal is 101. I knew that she had a high fever this morning and that it probably had gone down by the time the vet saw her.

As to the terrible spot on the top of her head, first she was treated for ringworm, then I thought maybe it was the topknot pulling the hair out, so cut off her bangs. What it was was dermodex, transmitted to the puppies from the mother and doesn't show up before 4 months of age. Mature dogs don't get it but puppies immune system is not developed enough to ward it off. So since the skin scraping was negative, maybe it is just a matter of time until we get hair again. I need to find a stick on bow for when I take her out in public. LOL

Poor little thing is in her bed and won't come out, guess she feels terrible.
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Poor Rosie! Praying she is back to her healthy little self soon!


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Oh no! I hope she feels better soon!
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I hope she feels better soon! Poor Rosie. Kennel cough must be miserable.
Does she really have to have the vaccine every 6 months? That seems kind of excessive if she isn't around other dogs except to be groomed. Is there a good groomer near you that isn't in a vet office, thereby reducing the risk?

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Sorry to hear that little Rosie has been sick. Poor thing!




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Poor Rosie (and you!) Give her belly rubs for us, and hope she feels better soon.

I give Jackson the nasal spray syringe for kennel cough. The vet let me take the syringe home last time and do it myself. I do it every six months usually just because he is around so many other dogs. I did read he should not be around other dogs for several days after he gets the spray or he could transmit it to one of them.

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I hope Rosie feels better... wishing her a speedy recovery.
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I hope Rosie is feeling better soon. Probably the bald spot is bothering you more than her.....lol Abby doesn't seem to care what she looks like!

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As to giving her the spray myself, If I understood him correctly, the vacine is changed every season? just like the flu vacine because they try to keep up with the new strain going around. He said because she caught it so quickly, her immune system hasn't matured yet and she would have a propensity to catch it. As to other groomers, I expect it is the same, they all have dogs there or just leaving. He says it is highly contagious.

Yes the bald spot bothers me, and having her hair cut off is the most horrible thing I have done. She is no longer white with black spots. The white hair was turning silver and all the white ends got cut off and she doesn't look like the same dog. One of my employees asked if I had cleaned out the chimney with her. She looks sooty now. I am going to e-mail the breeder about the dermodex. I read that the bitch should not be bred again if she is passing it on to a pup. All dogs and humans have this microscopic mite on their hair follicles and it causes no problem and is not contagious. Just puppys with an immature imune system get it and it may take months for the hair to grow back.
Vet told me to give her a third of teaspoon of Vit E each day in her food and that the best place to get that was Mazola Corn Oil. He said Mazola had more Vit E than other oils. Who knew.

Just glad that we went straight to the Vet. Kennel cough can be fatal. And I did buy Rosie her own themometer.
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So sorry Rosie is sick! I hope this all clears up soon.




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