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    My vet didn't test with a woods lamp, she just looked him over and said she was confident it was ringworm - he has one bald patch under his jaw and two round bald patches on his right elbow. To be fair, the shelter vet had tested for ringworm and it had come up positive - I think they were trying to downplay it on the phone.

    My vet also gave me a Milbemax tablet, and examined the pup - temp, heart, abdomen, teeth, ears - his ears were dirty so she gave them a good clean, which he tolerated with good grace. No sign of infection or mites, just scruffy - nice and clean now. She also gave me a script for the chemist, just in case the remedy wasn't OTC.

    Testament to how beautiful the pup behaved and how sorry his weight is - the vet charged me the cost of the Milbemax tablet and sent me on my way.

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    I have to say I'm glad you have him, his story might not be so happy in the hands of many others... It sounds like you have everything undercontol with the ringworm and the cats... I would like to add that if have some Apple Cider Vinegar I would be giving him that orally as well, it will help with his immune system... Animals adapt very well to different situations I'm sure your baby will adapt to his and come out the otherside a perfect pup.. full of life and mischief... as to the toileting, while he's got the runs I'd take him out every hour or so.. .once his tummy settles you can make it every few hours, as long as you are consistent with it he will learn to wait (as I'm typing this Fonz has just pee'd on the floor - Naughty me) Puppies are great fun... enjoy...

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    Hey, just wanted to say hi and hang in there with Gus. It sounds like you are doing all the right things and he is lucky to have found you.

    Good luck and keep the updates coming.

    Cathy.

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    Good luck! I hope you manage some sleep amongst the chaos!

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    Right. God's having a joke.

    I've just had a phonecall from Ireland (where I'm originally from). My father has passed away suddenly. (He was in his seventies and hale until the moment he dropped.)

    Will sort something out with my family there and my OH here regarding when I should go over (now, for the cremation, or later in a few weeks, for my mum?) - would love husband to be with me, but seriously, what boarding kennel would take a ringworm puppy?

    It never rains, it pours. And then there's a flood. And the house washes away. With me in it.

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    OMG, this is sad news. My condolences.
    May be the shelter could look after your pup under the circumstances.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpotTheDog View Post
    Right. God's having a joke.

    I've just had a phonecall from Ireland (where I'm originally from). My father has passed away suddenly. (He was in his seventies and hale until the moment he dropped.)

    Will sort something out with my family there and my OH here regarding when I should go over (now, for the cremation, or later in a few weeks, for my mum?) - would love husband to be with me, but seriously, what boarding kennel would take a ringworm puppy?

    It never rains, it pours. And then there's a flood. And the house washes away. With me in it.
    I am so sorry to hear this...my sincere condolences

    Maybe shelter will help taking Gus back under the circumstances

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    Shelter can get screwed. They're not getting my dog back. Especially not since he weed and pooed in the yard today when I took him out, instead of on the bathroom floor.

    So I have a dead dad, a fungus puppy and 30 hours of flying to organise ahead of me. My brother is with my mum, so she's not on her own - which is good. Hubby will stay here and mind cats and Gus whatever I have to do. Makes me more determined to keep him - I'll need his happy little head to cheer me up in the coming months!

    It has to be said, ringworm has paled into insignificance since 5.45am when my phone rang with a call from overseas. There are worse things in the world than fungus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpotTheDog View Post
    Shelter can get screwed. They're not getting my dog back. Especially not since he weed and pooed in the yard today when I took him out, instead of on the bathroom floor.

    So I have a dead dad, a fungus puppy and 30 hours of flying to organise ahead of me. My brother is with my mum, so she's not on her own - which is good. Hubby will stay here and mind cats and Gus whatever I have to do. Makes me more determined to keep him - I'll need his happy little head to cheer me up in the coming months!

    It has to be said, ringworm has paled into insignificance since 5.45am when my phone rang with a call from overseas. There are worse things in the world than fungus.
    There for sure is!

    Once again...I am really sorry for your loss

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    I am so sorry for your loss. Indeed there are far worse things to contend with than fungus.
    Things like this really bring them home to us.
    Hugs.

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