Well, we had a bit of a scare with the Olena x
Crunchie babies. On Monday after lunch Mark and I
were messing around with the pups and found a BIG
lump in the lymph node region of two of the pups -
Twizzler and Skittles.
We called over to the Clinic and after discussing
symptoms and the puppy's behaviour (completely
normal - nursing, playing, etc, etc) they scheduled
us in for an appointment the next day.
Never having experienced anything like this with a
litter before, I did some searching on the Internet.
All references to swollen lymph nodes in pups
pointed to 'Puppy Strangles' - not a nice disease,
but they didn't seem to have all the typical
symptoms of that either.
So yesterday afternoon Olena, all the pups, Mark and
I headed into the vet - at just under 3 weeks, they
still travel anywhere as a family.
Collin quickly pronounced the lumps, which were now
bigger, as abscesses. Both pups had their little
throats shaved (well more like trimmed, rather then
a real shave) and a hole put in the accesses for
them to drain. They were also put on a week of
antibiotics (liquid ones as they are too little for
Why we have two with this is a puzzle. As I said, we
have never had anything like this in any puppy
before, let alone 2 in one litter. But, it seems to
be resolving itself well in both pups after
treatment. I can't find any trace of a lump on
Skittles today, and Twizzy's lump is almost
completely gone. Both are still fat and sassy and
never missed a meal or a play session because of