St. Bernard's Disease and Health
Rapid growth of St. Bernard puppy requires a well-balanced diet, otherwise the puppy may develop bone disease (especially at the age of 2 to 6 months).
Therefore it is desirable to give the puppy along withMultivitamins, a sufficient dose of vitamin D and mineral salts. However, do not overdo it, because This can lead to the opposite effect - premature calcification, rickets, osteoporosis.
What other diseases does St. Bernard have?
Among the many reasons for the reduction of motorActivity of St. Bernard special attention should be paid to the possible cardiopulmonary filariasis. (Filariasis (lymphogenous filariotosis) is a helminthiosis caused by filaria from the nematode group.The development of lymphadenitis with lymphatic drainage, lymphedema, elephantiasis of the limbs, and sometimes pulmonary eosinophilia is characteristic .. Infection occurs with mosquito bites.Filaria cause reactive inflammatory changes and sclerosis in the lymphatic system.
When infecting cardiomatodes (cardiacWorms), or dyrofilaria (parasitize the heart and pulmonary artery) is characterized by a "convulsive" syndrome: epileptic seizures, repeated prolonged convulsions. Also develop shortness of breath, tachycardia, digestion disorders are possible.
It is clear that prevention is better andMore reliable than any treatment. Today, there are many effective, non-complicating medicines and, if properly applied, can avoid infection. These preventive measures ReIt is recommended to apply to all dogs that spend most of the day in the open air in summer and autumn.
Prevention should begin at the end of spring andContinue until the beginning of winter. Existing drugs are capable of destroying larvae that are insects introduced 30-60 days before the onset of the disease. Symptoms of the disease can go unnoticed in dogs used as pets and guardians, as these dogs are not subjected to high physical stresses and, therefore, a decrease in their activity is not evident. In such animals, the disease manifests itself with a great delay, the more often it leads to a fatal outcome.
Working dogs have a major symptom of the diseaseIs a decrease in activity. It is extremely important that the diagnosis and prescriptions are made by an experienced and reliable veterinarian. Feeding the dog is done at strictly defined hours and with as wide a range as possible. For an adult dog, two meals a day are recommended - in the evening, as tight as possible or even one, so as not to overload the stomach.