Hachi saved from distemper

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Hello,

My neighbor and good friend Megan Kesterson told me to contact you in regards to my puppy.  He is showing signs of distemper, as he has had a runny nose with green discharge for roughly a month now.  At first the vet said it was just a cold, but she has begun to worry given that the symptoms have not subsided with medication and antibiotics.  He has recently had trouble breathing (which I suspect could be the bacterial-induced pneumonia that I am told often accompanies distemper).  Please let me know if you can help in any way. …

Ashley Cannon
Houston, TX
12/23/2010

Hello Ed,

I will apologize for the length of this e-mail ahead of time, but I am just so pleased with how the treatments worked and would like to thank you for all your help. Hachi is now 42 lbs, extremely hyper, healthy and happy.  We thought he was very well-behaved when we got him, but it turns out he was just sick.  Now he has finished all of his antibiotics and is enjoying life as a regular puppy.  I have attached some pictures if you are interested in seeing him.  One is him when we first  brought him home, the middle two will show you how bad his health was by the constant runny nose, and the last is him within the last couple of weeks.

This would not have been possible without all the help that we received, so thank you very much!  I am more appreciative than I could ever express.

Take care,

Ashley Cannon
2/25/2011