My wonderfully talented 4-year-old male Labrador Retriever succumbed to Pythiosis in 2006. This emerging tropical disease is silently killing dogs around the U.S.
Most practicing vets have never seen this disease, so the information available on this site will give you more options in the diagnosis and treatment of your sick pet.
Pythiosis is an emerging tropical disease that was not seen in the U.S. 10-20 years ago when most practicing veterinarians attended vet school. Unless your vet has personally experienced this disease, they will probably NOT RECOGNIZE its symptoms and most DO NOT KNOW about the simple blood test to detect its antibodies or the immunotherapy treatment.
Early intervention is CRITICAL with this infection. The PavLab immunotherapy treatment continues to be the least invasive and most effective treatment option. Contact them at 800-856-9655 for information.
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PYTHIOSIS ALERTS (States which have had cases of Pythiosis)
Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, Mississippi, New Jersey, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Wisconsin and Virginia. Bermuda.
If you know of a dog with Pythiosis, please help others and fill out this quick form to help us identify areas of infection.
Dogs lost to Pythiosis