The hairstylist from Ohio remembers coming down with flu-like symptoms such as feeling nauseous and achy. Very hard to cope with. It took doctors several days to discover that Trainer hadn't incurred the severe infection from a tropical travel disease but from her German Shepherds' kisses.
Greg Manteufel, 49, contracted a rare blood infection which meant he had to have his legs and arms removed, as well as losing part of his face. Manteufel, a painter from Wisconsin, US, was rushed to hospital complaining about feeling ill and having a fever. Medics soon found that he had a rare blood infection, which was caused by bacteria found in the mouths of dogs and cats.
A dog lover woke up in hospital to find surgeons had amputated her hands and legs after she suffered a rare reaction to the saliva of one of her pets. Ms Trainer is thought to have become infected when one of her two dogs licked a scratch on her arm, causing her immune system to flare up. When she first started feeling ill, in May, she thought it might be flu but was rushed to hospital after her temperature rose alarmingly.
An Ohio woman with an infection from a dog lick, had parts of her arms and legs amputated after spending days in a coma. She felt nausea, her temperature acted erratically, and after being taken to the hospital, her condition kept worsening. Sepsis set in, and she developed gangrene.
Pet's info: Cat Turkish Van Female spayed. Mixed animal practitioner with special interest and training in behavioral issues and agility training. Excessive licking can have many causes, such as parasites fleas, mitesbacterial infection, joint pain, arthritis, allergies, boredom and anything irritating the leg.
Have you heard about lick granulomas? If your dog already has one, you may already know how difficult they can be to treat. If you have never heard of them before, what do you need to know in order to prevent your dog from getting one?
Why do dogs lick their legs and feet obsessively, and what can you do about it? Q: I have a dog who licks her feet and legs too much. She is groomed every month, and I give her daily dietary supplements.
Some cats are more fastidious than others, but obsessive grooming signals a problem. Nellie, a seven-year-old female spayed tortoiseshell, rolled over on her back and revealed a bald belly. That's when her owner suddenly noticed she had a cat that licked too much. Licking comes naturally to cats, but sometimes this normal grooming urge crosses the line into obsessive behavior.
A year-old man from Wisconsin recently contracted a rare blood infection that led to the amputation of his legs and parts of his arms, according to news reports. And the most likely source of the devastating infection was his own dog. Greg Manteufel went to the hospital with what he thought was the flu, local news outlet Fox 6 Now reported yesterday July