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Kendra has Neospora!

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So we FINALLY get a diagnoses on Kendra today. For all of you that read my previous post on my foster/now permanent puppy she has had all sorts of problems. We couldn't figure out why she walked so odd to say the least. Well we got one of her tests back today and it was Positive for Neospora...Im still learning about this because Im really not familiar with it. From what I have researched its a protozoal parasite. It causes the walking condition (ataxia), neurological symptoms and much more. We started her on a different antibiotic and if we are aggressive enough she should go back to being a completely normal dog (besides the heart issues of course)!! There is finally light at the end of the tunnel!!!

Has anyone else ever had experience with this before or know anything about it??
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It was discussed on the tick list not long ago - a protozoa that is found in beef (raw), but they don't consider it a concern since it apparently is not a risk for humans? At least I think that's how it went. I'm glad that you discovered it - what a long shot to discover!
What meds is she on?

For the paw swelling and fever, is that part of neospora? Any chance of a tick disease?

Spirismam, it sounds like a terrible disease if allowed to progress :(
Do make sure you give the doxy with food. Probiotics separated from the antibiotics by at least two hours, and a good liver support can only help:
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Anything you can do to give her superior nutritional support will help. Quality fish oil, high in EPA, can help with inflammation.
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