My dog does not react but breathes
There are many patients who come to the Veterinary Hospital Valencia Sur for serious respiratory problems and end up being diagnosed with laryngeal paralysis, a pathology that can become very serious, especially in older dogs.
There are different causes that can lead an animal to suffer it, some of them idiopathic and others of unknown nature, and even some patients due to congenital causes, however it is more common to affect older dogs.
The first symptoms that pet families usually notice and tell us when they come to our veterinary specialists are coughing, noisy breathing, intolerance to exercise and also changes in the tone of their bark.
The case of Oti, an elderly cocker breed patient who came to Valencia Sur due to severe respiratory problems and after performing a laryngoscopy, the diagnosis was confirmed, Oti was affected by a laryngeal paralysis and taking into account its severity, the best alternative was to perform surgery.
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Rabies in dogs or canine rabies is one of the best known viral infectious diseases, since it is a pathology that can be transmitted to all mammals, including humans, as it is a zoonotic disease. In addition, dogs are the main transmitters worldwide.
This virus of the Rhabdoviridae family is present in practically every corner of the planet Earth, with the exception of Australia, the British Isles and Antarctica. Early detection of this pathology is vital to prevent it and avoid contagion to other animals, as canine rabies is deadly. For this reason, all countries take measures to prevent it, contain it and try to eliminate it.
In this article of ExpertoAnimal we will focus on canine rabies, explaining in detail everything you need to know about rabies in dogs, the main causes, ways of contagion, symptoms of rabies in dogs, diagnosis and prevention, read on:
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There is a complex system of communication to exchange information when the nerves in the brain send messages to the whole body, and the body sends messages to the brain about the environment. All of this information is transmitted through the nerves in the medulla. The nerves and the medulla are the so-called central nervous system. When there is a miscommunication between the body and the brain, the inability to coordinate movements occurs. When a dog suffers paralysis, many times it is because the communication between the brain and the spinal cord has been interrupted.
Good morning my pitbull puppy got distemper 2 months ago as a result of that now he is losing mobility in his hind legs How can I help him he eats well and the vet said he has to be put to sleep but it makes me very sad he has his vaccinations how can I help him?
Hello, my dog started with difficulty to walk and in three days he is not moving his back legs, he is crawling, he was diagnosed and is being treated for distemper, every day I see him worse, he has his vaccinations, I don’t know how to help him, I have many doubts about his diagnosis.
A paraplegic dog can wag its tail.
The emergency treatment consists of reestablishing the flow of urine, dislodging the stone from the urethra by washing or performing a surgery called urethrostomy, which is performed in males and consists of creating a perforation in the widest part of the urethra through which the animal will urinate, thus preventing the stones from getting stuck. Once this is achieved, what remains is to correct the factors that caused the formation of stones: antibiotics in case of infection, change of diet to one of good quality or to one specially formulated for the dissolution of stones, use of medications to change the pH of the urine or to prevent minerals from precipitating. Only struvite stones can be dissolved with diet, in other cases it is necessary to remove the stones by surgery and analyze them to know what material they are formed and determine the appropriate treatment. In many cases, therapy must be continued for life.