|Miss Red sleeping|
|Raz trying to find a nipple|
|Mr. Black climbing Mt. Mama|
After careful examination of all the pups, doing a bit of research and a needle aspirate on Miss Red, Dr. Cummins said although he had never seen nor heard of it happening in a puppy this young, he thought she had juvenile pyoderma, also known as puppy strangles. The only treatment was cortisone and antibiotics. Giving cortisone to a pup this young is risky, but without it we were pretty certain she would not make it. He prescribed just antibiotics for the rest of the litter. The good news is by the time we got home Miss Red was feeling better and continues to improve!
|Mr. Blue and Miss Red catching some ZZZZs|
So we are flying under the radar, so to speak, staying away from the outside world while Miss Red is on prednisone. Uncharacteristically, we are not allowing any visitors, so I have uploaded the pictures that we took this week into the Week 2 folder. I will be uploading more video tonight. I have set up the link for Week Three and will be posting photos there as of tomorrow.