How Long Can dogs live with Valley Fever? Dogs with disseminated infection
As with lung infections, the majority of dogs with disseminated disease respond well to medication and lead normal lives, though they often require prolonged drug treatment (12-18 months).
What happens when a dog gets Valley Fever? Once the fungal spores have reached other parts of your pup’s body more diverse symptoms may appear such as painful swollen joints, persistent fever, weight loss, eye inflammation, and blindness. In some very rare cases, if the fungus reaches the brain, valley fever can result in seizures.
How do you get rid of Valley Fever in dogs? Oral antifungal medication in the form of twice daily pills or capsules is the usual treatment for Valley Fever. There are three common medications used to treat Valley Fever in dogs: Fluconazole (Diflucan) Itraconazole (Sporanox)
Is Valley Fever in dogs contagious? Valley Fever in dogs and cats is not contagious between pets, and can only be contracted through the inhalation of spores.