Our son recently returned from the war and picked up his dog from the people looking after him. He got sick Fri. night and he took to the vet today. They took some exrays and found he has blasto. They have given him little hope and lots of sympathy. They gave him a couple meds to go home with to help him care for him in the hopes he gets well. He understood this to be a viral infection or something in that family.
What is blasto and what are the dogs chances. (The vet said he has it real bad.) In your experiance is there anything my son can do to help his pet other than the meds and keeping the dog in air-condtioning? What other home things can he do that might help his pet be more comfortable?
Blastomycosis is a dimorphic fungus. it is not a virus. It usually enters the body via the rspiratory tract. Skin lessions and signs of respiratory disease are the most common clinical signs. Blastomycosis responds poorly to therapy. A conbination of Amphotericin B and Ketoconazole has been used. vetcare