Learn About Pythiosis: A Deadly Disease Affecting Dogs

Pythiosis is a disease that results from an infection with the fungus-like organism, Pythium insidosum. It is found in warm areas, including the Gulf coast Region. It affects horses and can affect dogs as well. One of the dangers with dogs is that it often goes undetected or is misdiagnosed. Infection can occur through ingestion or a break in the skin. Skin infections start as lesions that look like small puncture wounds. These turn into large ulcerative abscesses that grow quickly and don’t resond to conventional anti funal drugs. Gastrointestinal desease shows up weeks to months after exposure with symptoms such as diarrhea, vomiting, blood in feces, weight loss and loss of energy.


To learn more about this disease, Bob Glass will give a presentation at Bass Pro Shop, Sunday, Sept 16 at 1:30  pm, 5000 Katy Mills Circle, Katy Mills Mall.

3 Responses to Learn About Pythiosis: A Deadly Disease Affecting Dogs

  1. Jonathan

    January 8, 2014 at 12:41 pm

    I heard of a company that has a product for treatment of pythiosis or pythium. Do you have any suggestions?

  2. Rebecca Burwell

    January 9, 2014 at 12:32 pm

    Jonathan, I would check with your vet to be sure your pet has Pythiosis, and see if the medication would be okay for your pet. If he says yes, then I would purchase it online! Do be wary though, if your pet needs medication immediately, just pick it up locally ASAP.

  3. maria

    January 24, 2014 at 2:30 pm

    nice big dog