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    Never imagined I would be posting this but we lost our 3yr old boy Buck last week to Pythiosis. I have been doing everything I could think of to figure out what was causing him to vomit. Ultra sound specialist thought it was cancer and went into surgery the next day to show a mass on his aorta and pythiosis all throughout his intestines. Thank you to everyone who helped out on RTF with ideas of what could be going wrong. The kicker was that he reacted so well to predisone the vets thought there was no way it could be fungal disease but it turns out it was. I have no idea where or when he came in contact with it.

    I can go into more details of everything we did but really don't feel like talking any more about it. There was NO CANCER in him for those of you asking about the bloodline carrying cancer. for those of you familiar with Pythiosis, it is worse than cancer and is caused by coming in contact with contaminated water. very rare.
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    So very sorry .... had been watching your posts and had been hoping that you would find a solution to the health issues you were going through. So very sorry for your loss. RIP Buck ....
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    a very handsome boy... I am very sorry
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    So sorry to hear of your loss. I had to pleasure of being around Buck a few times, I have a dog with the same trainer. I also was able to watch him run at the ARC Hunt Test last spring. He was a wonderful dog and had a wonderful test that weekend.

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    Very sorry for your loss. Terrible disease that defies diagnosis, until too late many times. He was a gorgeous dog and obviously well loved. There are no words to describe the pain and loss.
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    Followed your posts wishing for a different outcome.
    So sorry for your loss, to lose a friend at such a young age is awful.

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    Sorry for your loss.
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    Very sorry to hear of this CJ. So hard to lose them when they are young.

    He was a great looking boy and obviously a heck of a dog.

    Long may you run, Buck, long may you run.
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    Beautiful pictures of your hunt buddy c.j. Heartfelt condolences. Can only imagine how bad this one hurts. May Buck guide you to prime hunting and good memories of better days.

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    My 2 year old blf has pythiosis. It is the most aggressive pathogen I've had to deal with. My heart goes out to you. I know you did all you could. Take care.

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