Huskies on the Way to Better Health
The Huskies have been in our care for nearly two weeks now and continue to receive exceptional and compassionate medical care. This week is one of more physical examinations, surgeries, and a greater HOPE for full recoveries.
Viking’s test results returned from Cornell University and with them came helpful news. Viking, who was brought to us in severe respiratory distress which ultimately led to him being humanely euthanized, tested negative for distemper. Our worst fears have been avoided. His respiratory panel was only positive for mycoplasma, a bacterium which can infect humans and animals alike. Mycoplasma can be found in completely healthy dogs, and most infections are treatable. However, Viking’s overall state of poor health, including multiple parasitic infections, weakened his ability to combat the mycoplasma bacteria. Stress from his 4-hour trip from North Carolina to Hampton Roads may have also played a part in his inability to fight off the bacterial infection. Viking would likely still be alive had he received even the base level of veterinary care from his neglectful and exploitative breeder.