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Puppy Strangles.

Species: Dog
Breed: Italian Mastiff
Age: Less than 3 mon
litter of 12 puppies were born on April 13th and now 4 are showing signs of lumps full of pus on their necks. All are still eating normal, playing, learning to growl and seem healthy. What would be the cause?


Online vet, Dr. Marie

Dr. Marie replied:

It sounds like what you are describing may be something called "puppy strangles". This is a very serious, life threatening condition. It often can be treated with steroids prescribed by a vet. Hopefully they will be able to see a vet soon!

Dr. Marie.

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