Stomach ulcer in dogs: symptoms, treatment
Ulcers of the stomach in a dog - the phenomenon is not so frequent. As a rule, they are only a symptomatic manifestation of other diseases.
For example, cases are known where the ulcer developedWith pancreatic tumors, chronic pancreatitis, with chronic and acute circulatory disorders (dyscirculatory-hypoxic ulcers), as a result of drug treatment, with endo- and exogenous intoxication (toxic ulcers).
Symptoms of ulcers in dogs
The peculiarity of this disease is thatFor a long time it can proceed without any special symptoms, or remain unnoticed. Detect the ulcer already for complications: peritonitis, which has arisen in connection with the perforation of the wall of the stomach or gastrointestinal arsive bleeding.
In such situations, the animal's state suddenlyChanges. Anemia, weakness, an animal heavily groans. If the animal has gastrointestinal bleeding, then diarrhea develops and vomiting "coffee grounds" opens. The chair is granular, liquid, tarry (melena).
Emetic and fecal masses with arrosive bleeding have a specific character due to the content of sulphurous and hydrochloric hematin in them.
It is on these grounds that the arrosiveBleeding from those that arise from poisoning, hemorrhagic diathesis, uremia, sepsis, infectious diseases (infectious hepatitis, plague, leptospirosis, parvovirus enteritis). They are characterized by the appearance of pure blood in the vomit and stool.
If it comes to bleeding, then with such complicated stomach ulcers, the forecast is unfavorable and the animal dies.
Treatment of ulcers in dogs
Ulcer is not easy to diagnose and the probability is highMistakes in the diagnosis, which can lead to catastrophic consequences. In connection with the high probability of errors in the diagnosis, the ulcer in dogs is treated only by conservative methods.
If bleeding is immediately performed intravenouslyDrip infusion of plasma-substituting solutions, and also introduce hemostatic, spasmolytic and analgesic agents (dicinone, calcium chloride). Further, antibiotics and corticosteroid hormones are used.
If there is only a suspicion of an ulcer, then it is necessary to take preventive measures:
- An animal is better to feed often and gradually. Large intervals between feeding allow the acid to irritate the stomach. It is better to feed three times a day.
- In drinking water, the dog should add the floral essence of aloe vera. It eliminates nausea and speeds up scarring.
- It is worth giving the dog pectin (50 mg per 10 kg of weight once a day), which binds to the irritated surface of the gastrointestinal tract.