Blastomycosis, or Blasto as it is often called, is a very serious and potentially deadly, systemic fungal disease that can affect dogs, humans, and other mammals. Blasto is caused by inhaling the spores of the fungus Blastomyces dermatitidis. B. dermatitis grows as a mold in acidic, organically rich …
Source: Blastomycosis—What Every Dog Owner Needs to Know – Life with Llewellin Setters
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Thank you for this article, one of my Gordon’s got Blasto when she was 1 year old – in Ohio and being from California where this is not a known disease it took me a week to get the diagnosis – she survived with months of heavy medication! It is good for people to know this is out there….. it was devastating, but LoLa is almost 10 years old now and I will be forever grateful for my vet being so careful and reading up on everything and anything it could have been. And a radiologist who happen to be at the clinic to look at X-rays, who didn’t trust a little spec in her lungs…. they saved her life!