Dysbacteriosis in dogs: symptoms and treatment of the disease
Dysbacteriosis is a change in the composition of the microflora that colonizes the oral cavity, intestine, stomach, upper respiratory tract and other organs and even the skin of the animal.
Under the influence of various factors atDysbacteriosis in dogs, microflora, the organ in the normal state, decreases or disappears. But it is being replaced by another, not typical for this body.
"Native" microflora protects its organ from the penetration and reproduction of pathogenic microbes. It also participates in many body processes, for example, in the biosynthesis of certain vitamins.
Causes of dysbiosis in dogs
The emergence of dysbiosis is promoted by an unfavorable ecological background, stresses, diseases, as well as the use of certain medications, for example, antibiotics.
Antibiotics often destroy the normalA microflora that is sensitive to this drug and is replaced by a pathogenic microflora - protaea, fungi, staphylococcus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, etc., which is uncharacteristic for the organism and resistant to the antibiotic. As a result, complications may develop, in severity, sometimes exceeding the previous disease.
Symptoms of dysbiosis in dogs
- First of all, the appetite decreases or disappears altogether.
- The condition of the dog is depressed and depressed, it rises with difficulty and reluctance from the litter.
- Often this condition is accompanied by diarrhea, possibly with a trace of blood.
If you do not take timely measures and continue treatment with antibiotics, then the disease of dysbacteriosis in dogs progresses and can even lead the animal to death.
In connection with the development of pathogenic flora,Various kinds of inflammation. At the same time, a sharp decrease in immunity can lead to infection of the organism with microorganisms that are inside it and, under the influence of various factors, acquire pathogenic properties.
Treatment of dysbiosis in dogs
Since this disease often accompanies the diseases of the digestive, respiratory, skin, then its treatment should be comprehensive.
First of all probiotics are used -Drugs that are excreted from the intestines of newborn animals. These are living microorganisms (lactic and bifidobacteria) - environmentally friendly and absolutely harmless.
Probiotics displace the pathogenic microflora fromIntestines and colonize it with positive bacterial species. When colonizing the gastrointestinal tract, vitamins such as B1, B2 and K are formed, as well as acetic and lactic acids. Acidic medium helps to better absorption of vitamins, fats, calcium, iron and inhibits the development of pathogenic microflora.