Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Paris, TN
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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.