Bronchitis in dogs: causes, symptoms, treatment
Bronchitis of dogs is an inflammation of submucosal tissue and bronchial mucosa. Both young and old weakened animals can get sick. The disease can be acute or chronic.</ P>
Causes of bronchitis in dogs
Primary bronchitis can result fromColds during long walks with strong wind and frost, walking in damp and cold weather, hypothermia of the animal during a bath in a cold pond, lying on a cold and damp ground, prolonged exposure to rain, etc. The development of primary bronchitis is also facilitated by the inhalation of dust, Gases, smoke, cold and hot air, lack of a dog in the stern of vitamins A and C. A dog can catch cold and at home with a draft in the room.
Secondary bronchitis can be a consequence of both infectious diseases (adenovirus, plague), and not infectious: tracheitis, laryngitis, pleurisy, pneumonia, hypovitaminosis A and others.
Both acute and chronic bronchitis in dogs arise for the same reasons. Chronic course of the disease is acquired as a result of ineffective treatment of acute form.
Symptoms of bronchitis in dogs
The general condition of the dog with an acute form of bronchitis is quite satisfactory. She is a bit depressed, the body temperature keeps within the upper limits of the norm, the appetite is lowered, the pulse is increased.</ P>
- A characteristic symptom of bronchitis is a frequent painful dry cough in the dog, hard breathing, wheezing.
- After 3-5 days, it becomes damp and painless, rales wet. From the nose, initially thick, and then liquid exudate.
- If the form of the disease is chronic, its course is protracted, with periods of remission and improvement.
- Pallor of the mucous membranes and gradual emaciation of the animal are characteristic.
- Dry cough often occurs in the morning. The wheezing wheezing and dryness, exhaled breathlessness intensifies.
To make a correct diagnosis, you must firstExclude infectious diseases (plague, adenovirus) and invasive diseases (ascaridosis, coccidiosis). For this purpose, microbiological, epizootological, virologic and other studies are carried out.
Treatment of bronchitis in dogs
It is better not to treat yourself, but to call a veterinarian at home. Also it is necessary to eliminate the factors that could cause the disease.
That is, the dog is placed in warm, dry rooms without drafts.
Also, until full recovery, the time for walking is maximally limited or the animal is not released into the street.
The neck and chest of the patient is better wrapped with a warm woolen cloth, especially in a short-haired dog.
Feeding dogs with bronchitis
We need a special approach to nutrition. So, in the menu of the dog include easily digestible finely chopped warm porridge, mashed potatoes, soups, broths with boiled meat, warm kefir and milk.
At the onset of the disease to normalize the temperatureBody and cough relief for dogs, they inject analgesics and prescribe expectorants. The most natural expectorant is herbal decoctions and infusions: thyme, licorice and others.
It is important to increase the natural resistance of the dog's body with vitamins and multivitamin preparations.