Ex Animo wrote:And, by the way, we've had a great success rate treating ehrlichiosis (and babesiosis). For severe cases, where the dog has become anaemic and very weak, a blood transfusion is usually necessary and successful. We have donor dogs who have saved the lives of several dogs with severe babesiosis; we'll be happy to lend them for a blood transfusion for your campus dog if needed.
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Didn't see this at the time, but a belated thanks.
Here we go again. Same dog lacks energy and is coughing, and mosquito population seems to have exploded this year, probably due to the atypical rainfall, so heart worm seems very likely.
I'll need to get him to a vet, which won't be easy, since he's got a long memory for needles, plus my car's broken.
If he's clear I suppose I'll have to start him on preventatives, though I dunno if he'll take pills.
I've also wondered about the practicality of some sort of mosquito-proof kennel or mesh tent. Can dogs used to sleeping out be trained to use such a thing?