Koko, our rescue dog has now been with us for almost a year. When we first adopted him we thought we were going to lose him as he became ill shortly after. We took him to the Vetinary Surgeon and explained that Koko was behaving very strange and seemed to have lost his spirit. He was shying away from us and everyone else, He would hide around any corner and did not want to be fussed or stroked when previously he loved seeing people and wanted them to play with him. His character had changed completely and now he was not eating or drinking. We were very worried.
Marianella – the Vet, proceeded to give Koko a thorough examination which he did not object to at all .She checked his blood pressure, his pulse, his ears eyes and throat and could not find any problems. She then took a blood sample which revealed that he had been bitten by the sand fly which is quite serious and requires medical treatment.. This treatment involved a course of injections which were pretty horrendous because it was not only one but three injections, the last one Marionella said is going to hurt him, it has to be injected into his neck. Well it sure did because he let out one big squeal which frightened everyone else in the surgery. Poor Koko The sand fly causes a disease which can only be kept under control, so Koko has to have 2 tablets per day for the rest of his life.
Waiting for my dinner.
Koko’s play time.
Koko here with me in my study room.
Koko receiving his early morning greeting from our neighbor.
He is now fit and well and back to his lovable lively self , bounding up to people who of course are spoiling him. We have to take him every three months to see Marionella for her to keep a close eye on him, and of course, he gets spoilt there also. At one stage she thought we were going to lose him but thanks to her she saved his life.