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Recognize the illness of your dog by the symptoms

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Posted on October 07 2018

It is essential to observe your dog for signs of illness. The goal is to react as quickly as possible so as not to jeopardize his chances of recovery.

When a dog is sick , it is important to ensure that it is examined and treated as soon as possible to increase the chances of a quick recovery or even survival in some cases. For this, one must learn to identify the potential signs of an abnormal state.


Any change in the behavior, attitude and appearance of the animal is a possible warning element of the occurrence of a disease. It is therefore important to know how to remain vigilant and to observe carefully your dog in order to react as quickly as possible in case of need. Here are the main diseases of the dog and the symptoms associated with it. In all cases, a visit to the veterinarian is to be made as soon as possible.

Leishmaniasis

The treatments for leishmaniasis , a serious parasitic disease, are long and restrictive. The results are never guaranteed, hence the need for effective prevention and early detection .

Transmitted by the bite of a mosquito, it is manifested in dogs infected with depression , significant weight loss , lymph nodes , dermatological lesions , bleeding through the nose or ocular , nervous and locomotor disorders.

Rabies

Transmissible to humans, rabies is the subject of a mandatory vaccination to be renewed each year.

The main symptoms of this disease are easily recognizable in the dog: he has fever , dilated pupils , is hypersalivated (excessive salivation) and can display a radical change in behavior, often taking the form of a excessive fear or aggression.

Square disease

Viral disease , the disease of Carré can be transmitted from one dog to another. It is the subject of a preventive vaccine from the age of 3 months and must be renewed every year.

In dogs with distemper, coughing , vomiting and diarrhea are common . His eyes and nose are also sinking.

Leptospirosis

Caused by the bacteria Leptospira interrogans , this disease leads the dog to vomit blood , to emit black stools and to urinate very little , or not at all at times.

An annual vaccine helps prevent this disease.

Piroplasmosis

High fever, heavy fatigue , loss of appetite, and dark urine can lead to suspicion of piroplasmosis .

This tick-borne disease is treated through various vaccines and the administration of antibiotics.

Kennel Cough

As its name indicates, kennel cough is mainly found in structures where dogs live in community . Also known as infectious tracheobronchitis, it is extremely contagious and is the subject of a mandatory preventive vaccination if the dog is to be placed in a kennel or other establishment by bringing together others.

Kennel cough is evident, of course, by cough, but also by fever and sneezing .

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