Hi my 3 and half month old puppy, Milly, has been diagnosed with leptosorosis. She has been sick with it a week now. We brought her to vets on Monday where she recieved antibiotics. They didn't work as she kept getting sick and had diarhea. We brought her back to the vets on Tuesday morning. She was put onto an IV straight away. The vet said she on several different antibiotics. She is till jaindiced but not as bad. She was in the vets till Saturday afternoon as they cannot look after her over the weekend. We were given an extra IV which now has run out. We have given her chicken and rice, Blueberreis and water, boiled egg and carrots with blueberries. She kept it down so far. We gave her milk and honey but she brought that back up. What would be suitable for her to eat without getting sick? How much should we give her and how often should we feed her? We are feeding her through 2.5ml syringe at a time. Should she be on any other antibiotics? Our vet said when we were collecting her that he gave her enough injections for the weekend and that was it. However when I was looking on the internet I found a couple of sites that said she should be on antibiotics for 3-4 weeks. I have also a 3 year old dog, Candy, who is vaccinated but is due for shots, should I get her to the vets to check for symptoms? Thanks for your time, Gemma Whelan, Ireland.
Good Morning Gemma and welcome to Just answer. I am Dr. Loretta, a licensed veterinarian and I am happy to answer your question.
This disease is spread by infected urine and so you should have Candy checked and you need to keep Milley separate form him. All urine should be cleaned and disinfected. the antibiotics given was probably long acting. Milley does need to be on antibiotics for 3-4 weeks but your vet will prescribe that on Monday.I am sure they are waiting until she can keep it down so you can give this orally and not with an injection. The best thing to feed her is a high quality protein such as rice and chicken that is easy on her liver and kidneys. Give her this combination along wit Pedialyte every 4 hrs. This will guard against dehydration since you have run out of fluids and flush out her system of waste products from liver and/or kidney damage.....does that make sense?
Hi,I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?Dr. Loretta
Hi Dr. Loretta, unfortunatly Milly passed away yesterday morning.
Oh my! I am so sorry!!My thoughts and prayers are with you and your precious Millie!! She fought a good fight!
Thank you very much. Yes she did, it is just such a shame that her life ended so quickly.
My heart goes out to you, Gemma! I know it seems so unfair. Hopefully, Millie is in a better place ....I am sending a Hug to you!!
25 years experience in large and small animal medicine.