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Re: My Coonhound Dixie... prayers or help [Re: TreedaBlackdog] #7773711
01/16/23 01:15 PM
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Originally Posted by TreedaBlackdog
Best thing is she is still eating and drinking. To me, she can heal. I would have cut open, lanced, drained everything she has infected. Sounds like you have tried multiple rounds of antibiotics so it likely is viral or antibiotic resistant. Initial photo of face very much looks like a snake bit dog face. She very well could have some type of related necrosis injury from the related venoms and could result in some tissue loss but again likely will heal if still eating and drinking. I would definitely try the oral treatment of the injectable ivermectin. I have used it for years in all my hounds/beagles and now with covid research there is also much evidence of it being a virus replication disrupter. One generic bottle of injectable ivermectin was around $30 and will last you for years and years as a very good wormer and parasite control as well. I have never once used a heartgard type product for any dogs and never once had an issue with heartworms. A vet years ago who field trialed around 30 bird dogs told me about it.

We always used the ivermectin orally mixed with Pepsi to treat heart worms in beagles Im at a loss. Usually penicillin, ivermectin, salve, would cure anything.


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Re: My Coonhound Dixie... prayers or help [Re: yotetrapper30] #7773994
01/16/23 07:08 PM
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So Pete took her to the vet today and he took a sample of the fluid from the side wound and looked at it under his microscope. He said it appeared to be a fungal infection. He prescribed ketoconazole which according to google is an antifungal medication that is used to treat certain infections caused by fungus.

He also prescribed a powder called Neo-Predef which is a 3 way powder that is an antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, and pain reliever that goes directly on the wound.

And no, Jayme... he doesn't think the dog should be put down.


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Re: My Coonhound Dixie... prayers or help [Re: yotetrapper30] #7774004
01/16/23 07:27 PM
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Originally Posted by yotetrapper30
So Pete took her to the vet today and he took a sample of the fluid from the side wound and looked at it under his microscope. He said it appeared to be a fungal infection. He prescribed ketoconazole which according to google is an antifungal medication that is used to treat certain infections caused by fungus.

He also prescribed a powder called Neo-Predef which is a 3 way powder that is an antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, and pain reliever that goes directly on the wound.

And no, Jayme... he doesn't think the dog should be put down.

This is GREAT news! Sounds like you are on the right track, and should have things cleared up sooner rather than later.


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Re: My Coonhound Dixie... prayers or help [Re: Raptortrapper] #7774013
01/16/23 07:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Raptortrapper
Originally Posted by yotetrapper30
So Pete took her to the vet today and he took a sample of the fluid from the side wound and looked at it under his microscope. He said it appeared to be a fungal infection. He prescribed ketoconazole which according to google is an antifungal medication that is used to treat certain infections caused by fungus.

He also prescribed a powder called Neo-Predef which is a 3 way powder that is an antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, and pain reliever that goes directly on the wound.

And no, Jayme... he doesn't think the dog should be put down.

This is GREAT news! Sounds like you are on the right track, and should have things cleared up sooner rather than later.


Well, maybe. When I talked to him on the phone he didn't sound all too sure of his diagnosis. And Pete said he kept shaking his head like he was frustrated when looking at everything.

But this is something new to try at least which is better than doing nothing. I guess I'm cautiously optimistic.


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Re: My Coonhound Dixie... prayers or help [Re: yotetrapper30] #7774034
01/16/23 07:48 PM
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Originally Posted by yotetrapper30

Well, maybe. When I talked to him on the phone he didn't sound all too sure of his diagnosis. And Pete said he kept shaking his head like he was frustrated when looking at everything.

But this is something new to try at least which is better than doing nothing. I guess I'm cautiously optimistic.


Well I'm no doctor- but I do have an educational background in biology, chemistry, physics, and genetics. (I used to work for Colorado State University in the Tuberculosis Research Lab. We worked with biohazard lever 3 types of Tuberculosis. Strains that didn't have a cure, or the medication was only moderately effective.) Fungus is SUPER easy to identify. Once identified, you *usually* have a pretty clear plan of attack. If it is a fungus you're dealing with, you should notice a HUGE improvement in a short amount of time. Perhaps even by tomorrow evening. In our lab studies, fungus was very susceptible to treatment. Responded VERY quickly most of the time. To me, this is great news, and I hope his diagnosis is correct.


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Re: My Coonhound Dixie... prayers or help [Re: yotetrapper30] #7774056
01/16/23 08:11 PM
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Thanks for your insight Raptor. That DOES sound a bit more promising. I'll be praying that that's the case.


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Re: My Coonhound Dixie... prayers or help [Re: yotetrapper30] #7774058
01/16/23 08:13 PM
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Praying it improves.


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Re: My Coonhound Dixie... prayers or help [Re: yotetrapper30] #7774074
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Sure hoping she pulls through. Maybe the meds will do the trick.


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Re: My Coonhound Dixie... prayers or help [Re: yotetrapper30] #7774082
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Originally Posted by yotetrapper30
So Pete took her to the vet today and he took a sample of the fluid from the side wound and looked at it under his microscope. He said it appeared to be a fungal infection. He prescribed ketoconazole which according to google is an antifungal medication that is used to treat certain infections caused by fungus.

He also prescribed a powder called Neo-Predef which is a 3 way powder that is an antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, and pain reliever that goes directly on the wound.

And no, Jayme... he doesn't think the dog should be put down.


That is good news. I hate to have to have that done. Our most recent ones were both inoperable cancers.

Re: My Coonhound Dixie... prayers or help [Re: yotetrapper30] #7774102
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I have found nothing on this earth more loyal than a dog. What a great example of unconditional love. My heart goes out to you. I pray your prayers are answered.

Re: My Coonhound Dixie... prayers or help [Re: yotetrapper30] #7774121
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My prayers are with you yotetrapper. Im going through something similar right now with my beloved English setter. Some dirtbag trespassed on my property and shot her. Eric

Re: My Coonhound Dixie... prayers or help [Re: ABeardedTrapper] #7774143
01/16/23 09:29 PM
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Originally Posted by ABeardedTrapper
My prayers are with you yotetrapper. Im going through something similar right now with my beloved English setter. Some dirtbag trespassed on my property and shot her. Eric


Shot your dog on your own property? Is he in jail or the hospital one? I'd probably be in jail.


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Re: My Coonhound Dixie... prayers or help [Re: yotetrapper30] #7774147
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My English setter is one of the gentlest dogs I ever owned. Has a strong desire to please. First one I ever owned. I really like him. ABeardedTrapper I hope your dog heals and the guy who shot him gets herpes


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Re: My Coonhound Dixie... prayers or help [Re: yotetrapper30] #7774181
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Originally Posted by yotetrapper30
So Pete took her to the vet today and he took a sample of the fluid from the side wound and looked at it under his microscope. He said it appeared to be a fungal infection. He prescribed ketoconazole which according to google is an antifungal medication that is used to treat certain infections caused by fungus.

He also prescribed a powder called Neo-Predef which is a 3 way powder that is an antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, and pain reliever that goes directly on the wound.

And no, Jayme... he doesn't think the dog should be put down.

So the vet never took any samples from her muzzle, not that it probably mattered but hopefully there's not two different types attacking her? Anyway it sounds some what positive.yaaaaa!!

Re: My Coonhound Dixie... prayers or help [Re: yotetrapper30] #7775880
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How is Dixie doing since she went on the ketoconazole and the Neo-Predef?


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Re: My Coonhound Dixie... prayers or help [Re: Nittany Lion] #7775919
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Originally Posted by Nittany Lion
How is Dixie doing since she went on the ketoconazole and the Neo-Predef?


I don't notice any difference. If anything she's as bad/worse as she ever was. When they said January 25th for the appt (which was the first they had) I thought that seemed fine as she'd been about the same for a month or so, without really getting any worse. But now she seems to be getting worse.... as in the wounds look worse.

She still has a voracious appetite, does not seem to be in any pain, and even plays now and then. It's not like she's dying or anything, but now I feel the 25th can't get here soon enough.

Today I called the vet and asked about wrapping the wound, as keeping it clean otherwise is about impossible. He said it would be great if I could keep it on. So far so good, lol.

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Re: My Coonhound Dixie... prayers or help [Re: cwtrapper] #7776001
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Originally Posted by cwtrapper
I have found nothing on this earth more loyal than a dog. What a great example of unconditional love. My heart goes out to you. I pray your prayers are answered.

I second that. I saw my dad jump in a creek to save his beagle that got his collar caught on a branch and was going to drown.


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Re: My Coonhound Dixie... prayers or help [Re: yotetrapper30] #7781492
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Yotetrapper, How is Dixie doing? Eric

Re: My Coonhound Dixie... prayers or help [Re: Badger23] #7781546
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I hope it gets figured out. She looks like a good girl. I disagree with the above post as I've got a very spoiled golden retriever here along with a spoiled cat. To my wife and I they are our kids and companions that give nothing but love and are happy to see us. It's easy to get attached and I know both of us are especially my wife.
Our golden is on seizure medicine that costs $75 a month and although it hasn't stopped all of her seizures it has reduced the frequency. She's worth every penny to us.

Good luck to Dixie and you.
Give her a hug from me.

Try chocolate candy bars, It has worked for others in your situation.

Re: My Coonhound Dixie... prayers or help [Re: yotetrapper30] #7781857
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Dixie is headed in today for her testing. Her condition is about the same other than the spot on her side is a little worse. It's as though something is slowly eating away her skin. Really weird.

But anyways, today is the day where hopefully the doctors can figure out what is going on with her. If you're the praying sort, please say a prayer that they can get it figured out! Thanks.


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