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Post by Cullarfamily on Thu May 31, 2012 10:41 am

A very large female mastin has 'adopted' us. She has obviously been on the campo for a considerable length of time and is very thin. She is very wary of people but seems to get on with our own dogs. I have fed her, 2 meals a day, which she wolfs down. I don't want to feed her too much too soon it case it upsets her stomach. She is very quiet and looks really sad.

She is approximately a year old.

She is full of fleas and ticks but I can't get close enough yet do to anything about them.

Has anyone lost her?!

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Re: Spanish Mastin

Post by Mariposa on Thu May 31, 2012 11:26 am

She is gorgeous, well done for looking after her... Caroline
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Post by Dave on Thu May 31, 2012 3:45 pm

What a lovely looking dog, but dont those eyes speak a sad tale. Hope somebody can put a sparkle back into them.

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Post by Cullarfamily on Sun Jun 24, 2012 1:02 pm

Update on our 'adoptee'. Some good news and some very sad news. Although still a little scared of people, she is getting better. Ticks and fleas almost a thing of the past. She is so quiet and docile. She 'grins' to say 'good morning' Very Happy . She's very loving and eats like a horse.

Now the sad news. Kathy came and spayed her yesterday - and diagnosed leishmania Sad . So next week starting a 4 month treatment of Allopurinol and we keep fingers & toes crossed that she responds. Kathy is quite optimistic.

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Post by HappyChic on Mon Jun 25, 2012 2:53 pm

Seems a bit strange, Leish can only be diagnoised by a blood test and you have to know the levels to be able to have the correct meds, the quickest i have ever had results back is 5 days and another blood test is required a month after having the injections everyother day for a month...... Id get a second opinion if i was you...... The drugs to treat leish are expensive, and only needed for 30 days then its a revaluation, Glucantime injections, with Hepto Can and Zyloric ( Allopurinol ) are all to be given in the first month, Allopurinol can be purchased over the pharmacy counter Alot cheaper than the vets Smile
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