I just happened to visit the newspaper’s website for Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan (across the river from me) and I noticed they had an article about blastomycosis (what I believe Surf died from).
It’s so heartbreaking to read that just across the river the vets are much more aware of it. They proclaim to drastically beat the average survival rates by saving 95-97% of the dogs that have it. They do mention that the treatment costs up to $100 a week and needs to be administered for three to nine months.
The vet interviewed says they see a case a month in their office. “About anywhere there is swampland there is Blastomycosis.”
Just think how different life would be if I had brought her to a different vet when she coughed the first time.
To read the article: http://www.sooeveningnews.com/articles/2006/06/21/news/news81.txt