Canine distemper: the first signs and prevention of treatment

Canine distemper: the first signs and prevention of treatment

Symptoms of the disease

Sick dogCanine distemper has an incubation period that can last from 3 days to 2-3 weeks. Most often it is 5-14 days. Initially, the disease affects the entire body, but subsequently focuses on a single area.

Plague is conventionally divided into several types, depending on which areas are most affected:

  • nervous;
  • pulmonary;
  • intestinal;
  • skin
Do not forget that in its pure form, none of the types found.

Sign of distemper on the dog's faceSymptoms of distemper in dogs vary depending on the form of the disease, but they should always alert the owner of the animal (visible signs in the photo). In order to avoid irreparable consequences, treatment should be started as quickly as possible.

Characteristic forms of diseases

Nervous distemper

It is characterized by ticking, cramps, muscle spasms. Dogs begin to show aggression and irritability, have constant thirst, and body temperature rises sharply.If you do not pay attention to these symptoms at an early stage, then the animal may begin paralysis of the lower extremities, which is determined by the characteristic limp.

In the case when proper treatment was not provided, and the disease reached a critical point, the animal is unable to rise, it is tortured with epileptic seizures, paralysis of the respiratory tract begins, which causes cardiac arrest and death.

Pulmonary form

Nasal dischargeSymptoms of the disease in dogs are as follows: the animal refuses to eat, but requires a lot of water, the tonsils are inflamed, the temperature is elevated. The stronger the disease develops, affecting the respiratory system, the weaker the animal feels. A few days after the first symptoms appear, such dogs usually do not stand up, look sick, weak, constantly coughing. In pulmonary plague, the animal has plentiful discharge of pus from the nose and eyes, as well as vomiting and upset stool.

Intestinal type

Spots on dog's teethThis form is characterized by symptoms such as vomiting, yellow diarrhea with a fetid odor. There is no appetite, but the animal needs a lot of water (it can sometimes be drunk before the onset of vomiting), the temperature is high.A white color appears on the tongue of the dogs, stains on the teeth (can be seen in the photo), loss of consciousness is observed.

Skin plague

It is characterized by symptoms such as a rash and boils that appear on the paw pads, on the ears and muzzle, in the nose, on open skin of the dog. This form is easy.

Skin distemper on pawsOver time, the boils (see photo) burst, causing small ulcers to form on the damaged areas, which then become covered with a crust. However, the dog's crust begins to crack, bacteria get inside the wounds, which provokes inflammatory processes that cause pain in the animal during movement. If the symptoms of the skin plague in the dog are not detected in time, the animal will weaken, discharge from the nose and eyes will begin to flow, similar to those shown in the photo above.

Any form of dog distemper can manifest itself in several currents:

  • fulminant (death is sudden, without clinical signs);
  • acute (common symptoms are pronounced);
  • chronic (signs of the disease are mild, can last for several months);
  • atypical (no permanent signs of the virus).

Sad dogThe sooner the treatment is started, the more likely it is to be effective.All of the above symptoms of any of the forms of the disease are not the normal condition of the dog, so you should pay attention to yourself (see photo of an unhealthy pet).

Causes of occurrence and infection

The plague is found in the blood, saliva and other secretions of a sick animal. A healthy individual can become infected directly from the patient or from objects with which it contacts in everyday life.

For dogs, it is enough to walk on the grass, which the carrier of the virus used to walk on.

Healthy dogA pet can pick up a disease from a person if it brings an infection to the house on shoes or clothes. An animal that has only recently recovered is also dangerous, since the virus is released to the outside world a few more months after the final recovery has been recorded.

It is important to monitor the health of dogs, to carry out vaccination, to give drugs for parasites, to feed them in a balanced way, and in case of the slightest suspicion - to begin treatment.

Ways to treat distemper

If you want to help your pet at home - do not resort to treatment of folk remedies. There are many myths about how the otpaivanie animal helped with vodka or alcohol.However, this is nothing more than arguments. In no case can not treat your pet with alcoholic beverages.

The disease can not be defeated by "burning" and other folk remedies. Vodka otpaivanie only reduces the chances of a favorable outcome in dogs. Therefore, if you do not have veterinary skills, do not carry out treatment at home, and immediately contact the clinic.

Blood test in a dogThe doctor will take all the necessary tests and, depending on the type of virus, prescribe adequate treatment. Since, as such, there is no cure for the distemper, then the animal will be treated with the help of a whole complex of measures and preparations (photo of a healthy animal). It is very important to minimize the intoxication and inflammation of the respiratory system.

Without consulting a veterinarian, do not take home treatment. How you treat a pet at home and what conditions to create for it - the doctor will tell.

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  • Canine distemper: the first signs and prevention of treatment

    Canine distemper: the first signs and prevention of treatment

    Canine distemper: the first signs and prevention of treatment

    Canine distemper: the first signs and prevention of treatment

    Canine distemper: the first signs and prevention of treatment

    Canine distemper: the first signs and prevention of treatment

    Canine distemper: the first signs and prevention of treatment

    Canine distemper: the first signs and prevention of treatment

    Canine distemper: the first signs and prevention of treatment

    Canine distemper: the first signs and prevention of treatment

    Canine distemper: the first signs and prevention of treatment

    Canine distemper: the first signs and prevention of treatment

    Canine distemper: the first signs and prevention of treatment

    Canine distemper: the first signs and prevention of treatment

    Canine distemper: the first signs and prevention of treatment

    Canine distemper: the first signs and prevention of treatment

    Canine distemper: the first signs and prevention of treatment

    Canine distemper: the first signs and prevention of treatment

    Canine distemper: the first signs and prevention of treatment

    Canine distemper: the first signs and prevention of treatment

    Canine distemper: the first signs and prevention of treatment

    Canine distemper: the first signs and prevention of treatment

    Canine distemper: the first signs and prevention of treatment

    Canine distemper: the first signs and prevention of treatment

    Canine distemper: the first signs and prevention of treatment

    Canine distemper: the first signs and prevention of treatment

    Canine distemper: the first signs and prevention of treatment

    Canine distemper: the first signs and prevention of treatment

    Canine distemper: the first signs and prevention of treatment

    Canine distemper: the first signs and prevention of treatment

    Canine distemper: the first signs and prevention of treatment

    Canine distemper: the first signs and prevention of treatment

    Canine distemper: the first signs and prevention of treatment

    Canine distemper: the first signs and prevention of treatment

    Canine distemper: the first signs and prevention of treatment

    Canine distemper: the first signs and prevention of treatment

    Canine distemper: the first signs and prevention of treatment

    Canine distemper: the first signs and prevention of treatment

    Canine distemper: the first signs and prevention of treatment

    Canine distemper: the first signs and prevention of treatment

    Canine distemper: the first signs and prevention of treatment

    Canine distemper: the first signs and prevention of treatment

    Canine distemper: the first signs and prevention of treatment

    Canine distemper: the first signs and prevention of treatment

    Canine distemper: the first signs and prevention of treatment

    Canine distemper: the first signs and prevention of treatment

    Canine distemper: the first signs and prevention of treatment

    Canine distemper: the first signs and prevention of treatment

    Canine distemper: the first signs and prevention of treatment

    Canine distemper: the first signs and prevention of treatment

    Canine distemper: the first signs and prevention of treatment

    Canine distemper: the first signs and prevention of treatment

    Canine distemper: the first signs and prevention of treatment

    Canine distemper: the first signs and prevention of treatment

    Canine distemper: the first signs and prevention of treatment

    Canine distemper: the first signs and prevention of treatment

    Canine distemper: the first signs and prevention of treatment

    Canine distemper: the first signs and prevention of treatment