Parainfluenza in dogs: symptoms, treatment
Parainfluenza in dogs is a disease that affects the upper respiratory tract of animals. It is viral and has a high incidence rate, but mortality from it is quite low.
Often parainfluenza occurs in dogs thatAre kept in groups: in shelters and cages of nurseries. There is a disease in non-vaccinated dogs of any age, but more often it still affects puppies.
Dogs are infected by airborne droplets and byDirect contact with sick animals, because the disease can be brought from the exhibition, because the provoking factor is stress, weakening the body. The incubation period can be from 2 days to a month.
The disease lasts for up to a week and, as a rule,Ends with recovery. However, there may be complications in the form of pneumonia, in which the illness lasts longer. In newborn puppies the virus can spread to various organs or the infection is able to develop into a virus carrier.
Symptoms of parainfluenza in dogs
First of all, it is necessary to pay attention toCoughing and discharge from the nose of the dog. Coughing in the dog is rough and dry, seizures often occur with physical activity. They can also be triggered by palpation of the trachea.
This cough was called "aviary". Her appetite remains, but thirst may increase. Also possible:
- Redness of the conjunctiva,
- The urge to vomit,
- temperature increase,
- The development of pneumonia in a dog.
However, the clinical signs of parainfluenza may be more diverse, as in dogs parainfluenza infection is not infrequently supplemented with other viral infections:
- Adenoviruses of dogs,
- Virus plague carnivorous,
- Herpesvirus and others.
Therefore, the diagnosis is made only on the basis of tests and special test systems to exclude other viral diseases.
Treatment of parainfluenza in dogs
The course of therapy in any case appoints a veterinarian. Treatment for this disease is only symptomatic. Usually this:
- Broad-spectrum antibiotics,
You can also use homeopathic remedies. It is recommended to feed a sick dog with warm food and give heated drink and vitamin-mineral top dressing. There is also a specific prevention of parainfluenza dogs, for which live associated and monovaccines are used. They are administered by aerosol, intramuscularly or subcutaneously.
It is necessary to constantly strengthen the immunity of the dog and protect it from stress. For example, when traveling to an exhibition, you can give a sedative.