Dog Veterinary

Ask a dog vet and get answers to your dog health questions

Ask a Dog Veterinarian,
Get an Answer ASAP!

I am supposed to pick up my bulldog pup on Friday when he…

Customer Question
I am supposed to pick...
I am supposed to pick up my bulldog pup on Friday when he will be 9 weeks old... I got a call from the breeder yesterday that he has puppy strangles so pick will need to be delayed.
The breeder has been breeding for 25 years and all her dogs ( including the parents of my pup) are all grand champions.. She has NEVER had a car of this in any of her litters.The case is very mild.. he does not have lesions Basically his face is swollen as are his lymph nodes.. He has no fever and is eating , drinking and playing as usual.I should say that this pup is show quality and will be shown as were his parents.. The breeders vet said that this should not affect his show potential and should not have any lingering effects since it is a mild case... Luckily the breeder took hi to a vet right away,He is being treated with prednisone and clavmox. I was offered a refund of my deposit but I refused since I have been in loe with pup since his birth. I lost my 11 year old bulldog to cancer several months ago and I could not lose another one and go through that heartbreak again..How long does it usually take to resolve..? Remember it is a mild case.... I am just curious when I can expect to be able to bring him home. I have pictures of what he looks like but not sure how to attach...Thank youAny other info you can provide would be greatly appreciated
Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Answered in 6 hours by:
9/11/2017
Dog Veterinarian: jadedangel57, owner replied 11 months ago
jadedangel57
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 20,445
Experience: breeder/ vet assistant.
Verified

Hi JaCustomer,

Welcome to Just Answer. My name is Jane. I have been involved professionally with dogs in the healthcare and behavioral fields for over 20 years. I’ve worked as a Vet Assistant and Behaviorist and have extensive experience in dog reproduction, as a breeder, for even longer than that.. Canine behavioral issues and training are also my specialties. It will be my pleasure to work with you today.

It can take several weeks of treatment for the situation to resolve. I know you are attached to this particular pup but scaring where postules are is very common. Since you do plan on this dog being a show dog, I would opt for a pup from a future litter rather than this one. In addition, the steroids at this young age will affect the pup's immune system which is already immature opening the pup up to other conditions such as demodectic mage, etc. It is ultimately your choice whether to accept this pup or not but if you have plans on showing be aware of the fact that this pup may have permanent scars from puppy strangles which may be evident later.

Since this breeder has a breeding program composed of all grand champions it should not take her long to have another litter of comparable pups. In addition, this pup is already 9 weeks old so it would delay your pick up for a few more weeks.

I can give you several articles on puppy strangles for you to read though you may have already done this.

http://www.petplace.com/article/dogs/diseases-conditions-of-dogs/skin/puppy-strangles

https://www.thespruce.com/puppy-strangles-2804647

This article does discuss mild cases and more severe cases of the disease. It also mentions that it believed to be the result of a lower immune response. As I mentioned above that pups with a lower or more immature immune response are more likely to develop other issues like demodectic mange and possibly allergies. If you are looking to show your dog, it is likely you will want to breed the dog in the future. I would not advise breeding a dog who developed mange or had a lowered immune response.

http://www.bestinshowdaily.com/juvenile-cellulitis-aka-puppy-strangles-is-not-as-bad-as-it-sounds/

Remember also that many vets will hold off vaccination while the pup is recovering which will open the pup up to other diseases such as distemper and parvovirus, etc. I know you love this particular pup and if you were planning on a pet only, I would say go with your heart, but you are interested in a pup for the show ring and possible breeding later in life so I would recommend waiting for a healthy pup.

I hope I've given you great service. If so, I'd appreciate a 5 star rating. The rating should be based on my answer and not any site issue. Experts are not compensated until a rating is done. If you have any other questions at all, please reply here and I'll be happy to follow up with you even after you have rated. .

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Dog Veterinarian: jadedangel57, owner replied 11 months ago
Hi Diane,
I'm just following up on our conversation about Oliver. How is everything going?
jadedangel57
Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Things are improving... Swelling is down and no new lesions have developed.. vet prescribed a topical ointment as well... He said it should resolve within 2 weeks ( it will be a week tomorrow) and there will be no long term effects... He is on 2 mg of Prednisone and clavamox( not sure of dosage) I am hoping to pick him up next weekend.
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a dog veterinarianLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask jadedangel57 Your Own Question
jadedangel57
jadedangel57
jadedangel57, owner
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 20,445
20,445 Satisfied Customers
Experience: breeder/ vet assistant.

jadedangel57 is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

It was so professional, so personally concerned (as we were) and you answered all of our questions. George and I are so happy that I found "JustAnswer" on my Google search -- you are now in my "Favorites" list! And, yes we do love our kitty - she makes our life complete!

Bev & GeorgeBoca Raton, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Dr. Debbie

Dr. Debbie

Dog Veterinarian

904 satisfied customers

Companion animal veterinarian practicing for over 10 years.

Dr. Andy

Dr. Andy

Medical Director

16,499 satisfied customers

UC Davis graduate, emphasis in dermatology, internal medicine, pain management

Dr Scott Nimmo

Dr Scott Nimmo

Dog Veterinarian

10,818 satisfied customers

BVMS, MRCVS. { Glasgow UK }

Dr. Gary

Dr. Gary

Dog Veterinarian

10,089 satisfied customers

DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)

Dr. Bruce

Dr. Bruce

Veterinarian

9,808 satisfied customers

15 years of experience as a small animal veterinarian

Dr. Scott

Dr. Scott

Veterinarian

9,615 satisfied customers

15 years of small animal, equine and pocket pet medicine and surgery.

Rebecca

Rebecca

Dog Veterinarian

8,947 satisfied customers

More than 30 years of companion animal practice.

< Previous | Next >

Related Dog Veterinary Questions
My puppy lagotto romagniolo diagnosed puppy strangles at 9
My puppy lagotto romagniolo diagnosed puppy strangles at 9 week. He was depressed, lymph nodes, apcess on neck and stomack...but he had appetite, The vet put him for 3 week on prednisone 15 mg daily a… read more
jadedangel57
jadedangel57
owner
3.75 GPA 36cr. Multiple Tech traini
20,445 satisfied customers
What should, on the average, a 13 week old male bulldog
HI there,What should , on the average, a 13 week old male bulldog weigh? He is a little over 15 pounds.. He just finished a course of prednisone to treat his strangles and I am wondering if they may c… read more
jadedangel57
jadedangel57
owner
3.75 GPA 36cr. Multiple Tech traini
20,445 satisfied customers
My has developed a super ball size lump on his left side on
My Morris has developed a super ball size lump on his left side on the neck. Over night. He does not seem to have any systoms from it. He is 2 1/2 years old and just had a vet check two months ago and… read more
Dr. Kara
Dr. Kara
Doctoral Degree
5,415 satisfied customers
My puppy is 7 weeks .. I recently had trouble with s eyes
Hello .. My puppy is 7 weeks .. I recently had trouble with his eyes pussing it took about to weeks to clear up as I was treating it every day ... Now I pick him up and I noticed he has a huge lump th… read more
Dr. Gary
Dr. Gary
Dog Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
10,089 satisfied customers
Hi I am a Labradoodle breeder, one of my puppies have swollen
Hi I am a Labradoodle breeder, one of my puppies have swollen lymph glands and high fever,,… read more
Dr. Kara
Dr. Kara
Doctoral Degree
5,415 satisfied customers
just got a great dane pup, under his jaw I can feel two grape
just got a great dane pup, under his jaw I can feel two grape size lumps under each side of his jaw. Is this common should I get him to a vet?… read more
Dr. Kara
Dr. Kara
Doctoral Degree
5,415 satisfied customers
Hi there,I have a reoccurring issue with my 2 year old
Hi there, I have a reoccurring issue with my 2 year old jack russel poodle pom mix. He had swollen lymph nodes and an eye infection as well as little pustules on his chin when I took him to the vet ab… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
3 satisfied customers
My 12 year old miniature dachshund yelped when my boyfriend
My 12 year old miniature dachshund yelped when my boyfriend picked him up last night and again today. He said he thought it was his right front leg that was bothering him. Upon examination, I observed… read more
Dr. Gary
Dr. Gary
Dog Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
10,089 satisfied customers
What do you think of paying 1500.00 for a mixed breed pupi.e.,
What do you think of paying 1500.00 for a mixed breed pupi.e., mal shi which is a maltese and shih tzu. I bought a goldendoodle last year from the same national breeder liaison and paid $3000.00. I lo… read more
Dr. Gabby
Dr. Gabby
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
4,408 satisfied customers
my 3 1/2 week old puppy has just recently started bursting
my 3 1/2 week old puppy has just recently started bursting out crying for no reason, more so when he yawns, i thought it might be because he his teeth have just started to come threw, but i just went … read more
DrRalston
DrRalston
Associate Veterinarian, NBVME & CSBVM
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
1,770 satisfied customers
Hello my 5 week puppies have small white ( bumps) looks like
Hello my 5 week puppies have small white ( bumps) looks like pimples... on the face , one has two by her eye, the other on top of her head? The 3rd has none? any idea what they are , and what I need t… read more
Denver ER Doc
Denver ER Doc
Veterinary Acupuncturist, Locum
Doctoral Degree
1,250 satisfied customers
I have a 2 week old JRT puppy that has lumpy skin on his head
I have a 2 week old JRT puppy that has lumpy skin on his head and back. He also has a brown crusted patch on his left mussel. Could this be stangles?… read more
Dr. Jenn
Dr. Jenn
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
5,610 satisfied customers
I have a litter of 9 Golden retreiver pups. They are 5 weeks
I have a litter of 9 Golden retreiver pups. They are 5 weeks and one has very swollen eyes that are pussy. I took hime to the vet and she gave me amoxacilan and eye ointment. Pup is energetic and eati… read more
Dr. Scott
Dr. Scott
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
9,615 satisfied customers
As a breeder, should I consider putting down a 7 wk old female
As a breeder, should I consider "putting down" a 7 wk old female pup with a newly diagnosis of "polyarthritis"… read more
Dr. Scott
Dr. Scott
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
9,615 satisfied customers
I have a adoption store where we do rescue and placement.
I have a adoption store where we do rescue and placement. I have a 4 month old Chihuahua that I have had since he was 8 weeks. He has all his shots, eats like a cow and is VERY active and friendly. Ye… read more
smanimalvet
smanimalvet
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
873 satisfied customers
GSP: litter..breeding for about 10 years and 4 times
I have a litter of GSP pups that are 3 weeks old. I have been breeding for about 10 years and 4 times I have had my pups delvelop lymp area abscesses. It always happens around 3 weeks old. The pups in… read more
Dr. Vee
Dr. Vee
Emergency Veterinarian, Instructor
Doctoral Degree
248 satisfied customers
I have an 8 week old setter pup extremely lethargic, that has
I have an 8 week old setter pup extremely lethargic, that has been in the vets for 3 days now. She has swollen glands, some stomach pain and pain through her head and jaw region. Vitals are ok but tem… read more
Dr. Schillig
Dr. Schillig
Associate Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
205 satisfied customers
My 2 year old male Afghan Hound was healthy/happy & a show
My 2 year old male Afghan Hound was healthy/happy & a show dog until he turned 10 months old. At that time he became fearful (not agressive), which has increasingly become worse. 2 of his other litter… read more
Dr. Wally
Dr. Wally
Small Animal Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
270 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x