- Apr 10, 2009
- Springfield, Oregon
So we have always been worried about kiska getting sick since its hard to go fishing without her. special in the boat because no mater how well you wash it there is always a fish funk in it. Try to bleed fish overboard or in the cooler when shes on board. but she likes to try to help unhook fish and has drank the water from the floor of the boat. Well she finally got sick. It might have someting to do with the fact that she was off leash while we were messing around up whitaker creek 2 weeks ago checking out all the spawners. lots of biologicals in the water and dead fish on the bank. aslo i can't account for all her time there. well on week later she seemed depressed all day but it was also a day i didn't take her fishing. seemed like she was better when i got home but as the days progressed she started eating less and just being lazy and seemed depressed. would perk up as much words like ride walk fish and such but still seemd fine on walks. but see wasn't eating. never was vomiting and didn't have diareah or anything just not eating and being lazy but not glued to the floor or anything. noticed her nose was dry so finally did a stool sample test($30) last night and got a phone call this morning that se was positive for the disease and need to be brought in. cost $50 just to have an exam and you can't get a dog treated for anything any more if its been more than a year since the last exam. so she had a mild fever and slight dehydration so i had to get some kind of under the skin IV that made her look like the hunchback all day and some other kind of antibiotic or something. then the meds for the salmon poisioning and then meds for the fluke that the poisioning lives on. ended up being $150 to walk out the door and the wanted it all at once even after before we came in they said on the phone that we should be able to work something out with payments because we didn't have a lot of cash. So long story short dont take your dog to the salmon spawning grounds off leash unless you want to pay $180 in vet bills. Good news is it will be unlikely for her to get it again and we caught it quickly. Vet said most dogs come in that can barely walk with high fevers and extreme dehydration and swollen limphnodes were kiska weren't swollen a bit. so yeah been an expensive week had to fix my dog and my jeep all at once.