pythium

Pythiosis in the Dog

Filed Under: Dogs, Diseases

Has your dog been losing weight lately, exhibiting chronic vomiting, had diarrhea, or hematochezia (blood in the feces)? Alternatively, does your dog have an ulcerated, draining skin lesion that just won’t heal? Is your dog a sports breed like a Labrador retriever, or does he love the water? Do you live in an area with a warmer climate? Then your dog could be suffering from an infection called Pythiosis.

Jasper’s Story of Pythium, A Disease of Wasting Away

The technician motioned me over to room two telling me that Jasper was back to see me yet again. We had already run every test I could think of but had come up empty on anything being abnormal. I was convinced that Jasper was suffering from one of possibly two conditions, with the first option being quite a bit more favorable to the dog.

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