Max Beat Blastomycosis!
Poor Max has had a rough life. A cat scratched his right eye as a puppy, causing him to be blind in his right eye. His family dumped him, and Green Pup Shelter was quick to save him.
We brought him to the vet to have them look at some sores on his foot, and Max was diagnosed with Blastomycosis. But thanks to the great care he received, he has now recovered from this disease!
Please help by making a donation to cover Max's medical expenses, or better yet, adopt him and give him all the love he deserves!
Diagnosis of blastomycosis involves finding the yeast organism in samples from draining skin lesions or a lymph node. Chest x-rays and a complete blood count (CBC) are important tests but are not diagnostic by themselves. Serum chemistries are usually within normal limits. Fungal titers confirm the diagnosis and help differentiate blastomycosis from histoplasmosis, a related fungal condition with similar signs and geographic distribution.
About 65 percent of dogs diagnosed with blastomycosis do survive. Because the treatment is long, complicated, and expensive with the potential for serious side effects, some owners elect to euthanize affected pets. In treated dogs, survival rates are approximately 85 percent, with up to 25 percent suffering relapses.