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Has anybody ever heard of or had experience with puppy strangles? There are other names to call it, but this seems to be the most common.
Holly's brother -- at 7 months old -- has been diagnosed with puppy strangles. I have read everything possible about it and I thought for sure he had been misdiagnosed. It usually occurs in puppies under 4 months of age but can happen to older dogs -- although rather rare. But, the vet did two cultures and both determined this is definitely what he has.
It is only affecting his eyes. They look pretty nasty. I thought it would be cherry eye when I first heard about it but when I saw him, it definitely was not. He is on week 3 of treatment -- steroids. The first week he had swollen glands and those have gone away and not returned. He's still his very rambunctious self but a bit toned down...
Just curious if anybody else has encountered this. I did a search on the forum, but it's never been discussed before.