Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 11/19/2014
Can you provide a better description for your puppy's affliction? Is he losing hair around his eyes? Does he have pimples? Is his face swollen?
If the lady down the road is correct in her diagnosis of strangles, the most common treatment is steroids - cortizone, prednisone, etc. in combination with an antibiotic.
It could be that it runs its course and leaves your puppy with minimal scarring - but most puppies with this condition *need* to see the vet, and left untreated death is common.
There appears to be a genetic component involved with this disease -it would be wise to avoid breeding this pair of dogs together again and would be wise to not use any of the surviving puppies from this litter for broodstock.
For what it is worth, this advice was posted by a holistic vet in an online forum on puppy strangles:
Wed, 19 Nov 14 07:36:47 -0500
Posted by Marlee (Poca) on 11/19/2014
I have a 3 week old puppy that just has a mass come on him just last night. this woman down the road said that its puppy strangles but he is not having a fever and is not breaking out or anything. I need some help I don't have any money for a vet and its my sons favorite puppy out of the litter that we were gonna keep. can someone please help me figure out what it is or what I can do for it?
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