When Fausto was found, he was running desoriented in the middle of the road among the cars, very thin and covered with wounds that did not seem to be healing. We took him to the vet who did the snap blood tests and it resulted that he had a tick fever and a suspicion of leshmaniasis. When a dog has a tick fever, the leshmaniasis test is very often inconclusive - neither positive nor negative but suspected. The tick fever influences the results so it is advisable to cure the tick fever first and then repeat the leshmaniasis test. So we did.
We cured his tick fever - a month of antibiotics. We cured his wounds - it is because of the tick fever that they were not healing well but the antibiotics helped and desinfecting the wounds every day did too. Nevertheless, we were sure that he had leshmaniasis too, he was in such a terrible state when we found him. But he was surprising us - wounds healing, him putting on weight, looking better every day. So the time came to repeat the leshmaniasis test - and it was NEGATIVE!
Fausto is a healthy dog and available for adoption. He has a very good temperament - friendly, gentle, playful. A wonderful friend for the whole family.