Plague, the plague in dogs, the first signs, symptoms, treatment
Plague in dogs (vulgarity) is a viral disease, accompanied by fever, skin lesions (eczema), gastrointestinal tract damage, nervous system and pneumonia.
Dogs can get infected at any age, but pups often fall ill. Chumka in dogs is the most dangerous disease, the causative agent of which is Carré Morbillivirus. In spring the virus is activated.
Patch in dogs symptoms
It is very likely that your dog has a plague, if the following symptoms are observed:
- In the first days on the hairless areas of the skinAppear spots of red color (rash), body temperature rises to 39.5 - 40 ° C. The dog is depressed, hides from the light, refuses to feed. Puppies can have vomiting, diarrhea.
- The nasal mirror is dry, the skin on the nose and padsPaws crack, dry crusts appear. After 3-4 days after the onset of the disease, serous outflows from the eyes appear, then these outflows become purulent.
- Simultaneously with conjunctivitis rhinitis develops: From the nasal cavity there are purulent outflows and nostrils stick together. The dog loses weight sharply. Symptoms of nervous system damage appear on the 18th-21st day of the disease in the form of convulsive contractions of the masticatory muscles, other muscles of the head and limbs.
- There may be anxiety, which passes into epileptic seizures. Sometimes paresis occurs, and then complete paralysis of the hind limbs.
The disease can last from four weeks to 3 to 4 months. More often the outcome of the disease is unfavorable and ends with the death of the animal.
Chumka in dogs - treatment
Drugs for treating distemper in dogs do not, Therefore it is necessary to make necessaryInoculations. Susceptibility of dogs to the plague depends on the breed: boxers, terriers, Airedale terriers are more stable; Less resistant sheep dogs, husky, hunting dogs. Animals are infected, as a rule, by contact with patients, through various objects, including care items.
The carriers of the plague virus can be rodents, insects. The virus can also be carried by people on clothes and shoes. That's why you have to be careful if you were in a house where the dog is sick.
For diseases in dogs, read more cognitive articles: Enteritis in dogs, Cystitis in dogs, Hernia in dogs