dog diseases. November 4, 2013 at 12:53 am

Pulmonary symptoms:

Runny nose and / or sneezing : not very abundant and clear discharge is perfectly normal , mostly due to changes in temperature, humidity or temporary irritation of the mucous membranes. However, profuse nasal discharge , serous or purulent ( greenish ) is an abnormal symptom . Reasons for this may be different , starting from chronic inflammation, by parasites, fungal diseases ( aspergillosis ) , ending with severe illnesses such as cancer sinus : ( With little bleeding catarrh , no lack of a local damage to be expected in blood clotting disorders or respiratory diseases ( leishmaniasis , riketsjoza ) procedure : Follow the sinuses x-rays to identify the type of lesion.Dyspnea – shortness of breath associated with heat is a symptom of respiratory diseases or heart . The shortness of breath is often a noticeable blue color of the mucous membranes . Any shortness of breath is a dangerous symptom that may indicate pulmonary edema, the presence of fluid in the pleural cavity or diaphragmatic hernia ( shift of the abdominal viscera into the chest through an opening in the diaphragm . Handling: Shortness of breath is always dangerous , because under no ! Circumstances can be taken away – there is an urgent visit to the veterinarian.- Cough : There are different types of cough . Cough is often paroxysmal , but may be dry or wet . Acute cough is a sign of severe infectious bronchitis , chronic lasts for weeks or even months . In young dogs of small breeds ( york, poodle ) cough may be due to tracheal malformation au older dog may have a cardiac ( mitral regurgitation ) or pulmonary ( chronic bronchitis ) . Remedy: You can give your dog pills and cough syrups for human use before agreeing to the type and dose of the drug. veterinary medicine.




Bronchitis : present as acute (the origin of bacterial or viral infection , may also be caused by irritants – smoke, dust) and chronic ( occurs mainly in older dogs , the main symptom is cough of acute moist causes vomiting , later becoming dry and painful ) .- Bronchopneumonia : a severe illness , causes changes purulent bronchitis and surrounding alveoli. The dog is lethargic , lose weight , and fever . Cough is short, weak and painful. There may be severe respiratory distress .- Tracheal stenosis : coughing + more or less noticeable breathing problems . In this disease are especially vulnerable dwarf breeds , including obesity and hyperactivity “pulls ” the dog that ailment- Fluid in the pleura is a disease caused by an accumulation of fluid in the pleura , the causes can be varied: pleurisy , trauma, heart disease, kidney or liver disease . The primary symptom is shortness of breath with visible abdominal pressure work .- Inflammation of the pleura : It may be of inflammatory origin , manifested by fever, apathy , lack of appetite, difficulty breathing and sometimes dry and painful cough. Left untreated, leads to death due to respiratory or circulatory failure ( myocarditis ) .- Inflammation of the trachea : There is often along with sore throat and bronchitis . The disease may be acute in the case of local irritation (smoke , cold air , long barking ), or in the case of subacute infection ( kennel cough , distemper ) . The characteristic symptoms are coughing causing vomiting .


Symptoms of gastrointestinal diseases:

– Diarrhea : It is usually a symptom of inflammatory bowel disease . Please inspect the stool : it can be smooth , unformed with the remnants of undigested food or counter – soft , in the form of a stack in the coating of mucus. Volume were feces and defecation frequency may increase. Observe that there is no blood therein : fresh (live red ) or digested (black) . And also see other accompanying symptoms – vomiting , abdominal pain, fatigue. With this information the veterinarian quickly and accurately diagnose the disease. Treatment: In an adult dog to use 24 -hour hunger strike and then gradually give him more and larger amounts of food . If the diarrhea does not pass after 48 hours , you should go to the vet . Diarrhea in puppies always carries a high risk therefore you should not hesitate a moment to visit a specialist. Among home remedies to mention the magical power … salty sticks 😉 Often they cause the disappearance of diarrhea.- Bad smell from the mouth : Dogs as carnivores can not boast a beautiful scent of ” mouth” , but there are cases when odor is extremely unpleasant . This happens when the dog appears tartar which is sometimes accompanied by purulent inflammation of the gums . The cause of bad breath can also be metabolic diseases : uremia , renal failure . Procedure : Please turn to drugs and antibiotics for topical anti-inflammatory and remove tartar . Should prevent tartar dog – washing your teeth regularly with special pastes or mouth malaise to special fluids in aerosol against the stone . A good way is called . ” home remedies ” that is giving our friend cooked beef bones , dried ears :)- Vomiting : Do not pay any food the dog has to be a sign of disease , this happens as a result of such excessively rapid ingestion of food. It is, however vomiting interest when they are frequent and severe . Specify whether vomiting occur at a specific time , or are associated with food , whether or not they bile , blood, or other accompanying symptoms (diarrhea , constipation \ , etc. ) . Vomiting can be a symptom of intestinal origin ( gastric or intestinal ) or pozatrawiennego (kidney disease , liver infection ) . It can also happen that the dog is trying unsuccessfully to vomit and struggles – to the rapidly consult a veterinarian – it is likely common in large dogs , gastric torsion which very often results in death . Treatment: Adult dogs should be used 24 -hour hunger strike if that does not work , contact your medicine , veterinary medicine. Vomiting in dogs ( regular and flash ) are a matter of serious and should not be ” await ” .


Digestive Disorders:


– Constipation : It is characterized by dry, hard stools , constipation while we are talking about when passing stool is painful . The cause is poorly chosen diet (too many bones) , pelvic trauma , prostatic hypertrophy or inguinal hernia . Failure of treatment leads to the accumulation of feces in the colon , and thus to the increase , it remains the single output – surgical intervention . You can specify a paraffin oil and slightly laxative agents . In chronic constipation , use a suitable diet.- Foreign matter : gave the kids often , the desire to know the world, swallow the strangest items : caps , toys , balls, etc. . The animal is then apathetic , sad to throw up every time you eat or do not excrete feces , with a sharp pain dog is a characteristic position – lie down while lifting the rear of the body. In most cases, the only solution is surgery .- Gastritis : talking about it for weeks if vomiting occur , the dog vomits the gastric , bile or blood. It can be mild, if your dog has eaten too greedily and nibbled on grass in the garden. It can also be caused by stale food poisoning . When your dog vomits when trying to eat or drink we are dealing with rhinitis caused by a foreign body . Often rhinitis is a signal ulcer , stomach tumor , pyometra , kidney , liver or adrenal glands. They treat symptoms of vomiting or giving emetic drugs and protecting against stomach + treatment appropriate to the case .- Gastroenteritis : symptoms include vomiting , diarrhea , fever , apathy . In puppies appears as a result of bacterial or viral infection . The adult as a result of a viral infection that is very contagious. It should be a dog -day liquid diet , give antispasmodic agents and protecting the gastrointestinal tract.- Inflammation of the gums and mouth : the symptoms are often invisible and even their absence , however, may hinder the dog’s food intake and even prevent them . Dog at the drooling profusely. The reasons may be different : tartar , tooth decay , or may be part of a disease such as kidney failure and uremia .- Hepatic impairment: involves the gradual or sudden disturbance of its functioning. Symptoms include weakness, fever, digestive ailments . Sometimes there is jaundice ( yellowing of the skin , conjunctiva , the mucous membranes of the mouth and vestibule ) . In chronic forms of the disease develops within weeks or months , the symptoms are different: increasing fluid intake and urine output , digestive disorders , jaundice , ascites (enlargement of the abdomen) . Acute form (first) requires injections and diastolic measures . The form of chronic symptomatic leczyny , anti-emetics , diet.- Pancreatic Insufficiency : Sick dog loses weight , is hungry , has constant bigunkę , feces are soft combed even clear liquid with a characteristic color. This disease is quite often occurs in young German Shepherd suffering from atrophy of the pancreas. Treatment for a dog involves administration of pancreatic enzymes ( pancreatin ) , most often for life : ( .- Inflammation of the pancreas : The acute form occurs in severe abdominal pain , vomiting , diarrhea, and fever – all symptoms occur suddenly . For diseases that are skłonnośi or obese dogs fed large amounts of fat. In chronic forms, symptoms are mild and extend in the form of digestive disorders . This condition is very serious and requires natychmaistowego treatment.- Disturbances in swallowing , regurgitation of food : swallowing disorders can be caused by: diseases of the mouth, gingivitis , jęcyka , pain, broken or infected teeth, jaw fractures , may also be a consequence of inflammation of the throat or esophagus. This is a serious condition where often can not be applied treatment. The dosage is the food in liquid form ( standing in small quantities ) .



Anyone caring for your dog should watch his urine because he is a dog health determinant. Proper dog urine is pale yellow, transparent, non-existence of a strong odor. In case of infection, urine is cloudy and sometimes tinged with blood. It should then be noted in the urine when blood appears (at the beginning, in the middle or at the end). In the male blood appearing at the beginning can be a symptom of prostate disease. Urine is a symptom of jaundice, dark orange, and the color of coffee grounds-piroplazmozy. For zapalneia or urethra, dog expels only a few drops of urine.




– Urolithiasis : Stones may form in the bladder , kidneys or urethra . The presence of stones in ZPAL causes recurring bladder or inability to urinate . Stones can reach several milimertów to a few centimeters in diameter. The treatment comprises administering to the respective drugs or surgical intervention .- Inflammation of the bladder : A dog urinates frequently , in small droplets , a shade różwy or contains droplets of blood. Dog loses appetite and fever ( not always!) . Antibiotics that usually stop the disease .- Urinary incontinence : the disease is very frequent urination after a few drops , or the expulsion of him uncontrollably. It should be noted that the dog is still able to give urine. The disease may be made ​​periodically to the sterilization procedure in females or castrated dogs . The disease is treated with medication or surgery depending on the condition of the dog.- Renal impairment: In an acute oliguria occurs : dog urinate almost without them . This is a very serious illness requiring immediate action veterinarian. Chronic renal failure is common in older dogs . It is a serious disease because it makes Irreversible damage to the kidneys . Initially, the dog very much drink and pass more urine. It has an unpleasant smell from the mouth ( the smell of urine ), sometimes vomiting , has diarrhea or constipation . Disease is dispelled by leaps and bounds and the dog may be in good shape for months or even years . August exacerbate symptoms do more or less rapidly – dog stops eating , loses weight and dehydrated , and falls into a coma and die ;-( ( ( Treatment is limited to the use of a proper diet – restriction feeding of meat , fish and dairy products that increase the amount of urea in the blood.


Nervous system:

SYMPTOMS RELATED DISEASES OF THE NERVOUS If your dog normally behaves quietly and suddenly nervous, fidgeting without cause may be a problem with the usual anxiety. But when the dog becomes aggressive, does not recognize his master, who in August of objects or sitting quietly with her head turned to the wall can be a symptom of brain tumor oppressor, swelling of the brain or stroke within the skull. May then occur onwulsje which are also a symptom of epilepsy, poisoning, reduce the level of glucose in the blood or encephalitis.



– Inflammation of the Mogu and Core reasons for this very serious disease that usually distemper virus or rabies , tuberculosis bacteria rarely or parasites ( toxoplasmosis ) . The symptoms are different : nervous ( stupor , convulsions , paralysis and coma) and overall , depending on the primary cause ( eg, intestinal catarrh in the case of distemper ) . Unfortunately, there is a method of treatment of this disease 🙁 (you can administer an IV to improve the condition of the animal , but usually fatal disease ;-( (- Epilepsy: a congenital nerve disease that occurs in young dogs dorsołych 3-4 year , mostly in poodles , dachshunds , cocker spaniels and German shepherds . There are many forms of epilepsy . The heaviest manifested loss of consciousness and convulsions . During the attack of the disease oies drooling and gives bezwiecznie feces and urine . Attack takes a few minutes and then the dog is raised and returned to normanego behavior, in the case of epilepsy occurs only mild tremor of the hindquarters , seizures and mydriasis . During convulsions dog should be put in the shade , in absolute silence until the end of the attack. After the attack must syllable to the vet . With frequent atakch sedative drugs are used .- Meningitis – symptoms analogous to those of the inflammation of the brain and spinal cord.- Paralysis or ” the abolition of motor function or sensation of a group of muscles .” But when the ability of the muscles to react is only weakened , we are talking about paresis . Paralysis can be caused by injury , oppression (eg, tumor ), or diseases of the nerves. ABOUT cause said center when the condition relates to the brain or spinal cord , the cause of the local contrast, when the disease affects the nerves. hemiplegia ( hemiplegia ) covers only one half of the body , it paraplegia hind limb paralysis , and paralysis of all four limbs to tetraparezja . where palsy some of the central organs such as the bladder or bowel , may be affected . Dachshunds are particularly vulnerable to falling nucleus pulposus of the intervertebral disc , and the paralysis L kosekfencji disease is common in dachshunds above 4 years of age and progresses rapidly . If the animal is in able to move the front paws , you can try to treat them giving anti-inflammatory agents . When, however, is completely paralyzed , be subjected to an operation that will improve the incorrect position of the disk causing spinal cord compression .


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