I've posted here before that stray dog cases reach severe numbers in Georgia(country) and sometimes dogs' health only depends on kind volunteers.
One dog owner asked me to write her case here and get some additional advice, so we would really appreciate it if you could share your thoughts with us.She rescued a stray dog diagnosed with Canine Distemper.5 months old puppy of mixed breed, weights 15kg. The dog has mild neurological signs and she only had one mild seizure yesterday.
Today she has the difficulty of breathing and her face and eyes are swollen. The dog is restless.Medications they use: Ceftriaxone, Doxycycline.
injections of Magnesium Sulphate, Analgine+Dimedrol.
They didn't use Diazepam as it affects breathing functions.
also, the dog takes daily doses of AEvit and B complex.
Which other procedures or medications would you recommend?Would you not recommend anything that they are doing? Please, share your thoughts and maybe we can use them to help the puppy.
I've used it for my puppy a few months ago and I sent it to my friend now but this case was different so we wanted to hear more thoughts. Still waiting.
Dear Ellen Jefferson,
Thank you so much for this and for your presentation, It was my only valid source when my rescue puppy had Distemper in September...
Unfortunately, I couldn't save her...
I forwarded this to my friend and hope she follows it.
I would say Georgia is also ''under-resourced'' as we have dozens of stray dogs and fatal accidents daily... Along with severe cases of animal cruelty.
Good thing is that the amount of volunteers and animal lovers is rising progressively.
I've used Azithromisyne myself for the last two days as my rescue puppy had a hidden lung phase which came back severely during the neurological phase :( I googled and Baytril is available at some stores but we do not have Keppra.
Also, Phenobarbital is extremely hard to find. My puppy had a bad reaction to Diazepam and I searched it in the whole town but everyone told me it was gone.
You have to have a prescription to buy Diazepam or Phenobarbital here.
Yes, I am from Georgia(country).
I am in many groups on social media but I and my mom rescued a puppy and brought her to our home.
It was not our first rescue but the first one with Distemper, it's already two months now, but we are still devastated. She was a magical puppy with a supermind.