It's not a great feeling when your beloved four-legged friend suddenly goes limp, doesn't want to eat and moans in pain. It is then of course immediately clear that something is wrong, but what could your faithful companion have?? Today we will look at how you can treat diseases in dogs& Cat can recognize.
Important: please do not hesitate to consult your veterinarian if the worst comes to the worst – many diseases in cats and dogs can occur acutely and very quickly lead to extreme deterioration of health, unfortunately even to death! Test without obligation our video consultation with experienced veterinarians, before it is perhaps too late. We now consider the most common diseases of dogs. How their symptoms occur in the four-legged friend.
Allergy and food intolerance
More and more dogs are allergic to certain foodstuffs and types of food. In addition to spontaneous allergies, cross-allergies can also occur permanently, which can have a lasting effect on your dog's life. Whether you have a purebred dog or a mixed breed in your family is irrelevant here.
Symptoms of allergic reactions in dogs vary widely. Especially with regard to feed intolerance, the following signs may occur:
– severe itching, for example on the ears and/or paws – watery to bloody diarrhea on the same day or the day after – (complete) vomiting of food – breathing problems and panting
Also watch out for sore spots in the coat that your dog scratches up from the constant itching. In addition, red bumps in the fur but also a conspicuous discharge from the dog's nose or eyes can be an indication of an allergy.
Osteoarthritis in dogs
The painful joint disease osteoarthritis can also occur in dogs. The reasons for this can be age-related wear and tear, genetic predisposition or obesity. The joints, knees, elbows, shoulders, hips and spine are most often affected in dogs.
Symptoms include increasingly stiff movement or even complete immobility. If the dog howls when it gets up, this is a very clear sign! In addition, the joints can swell or a cracking sound can be heard when the quadruped moves. Especially in the case of canine osteoarthritis, it is important to consult a veterinarian at an early stage, because in the early stages and sometimes in the middle stages, further progress can be halted via conservative treatment (for example, food supplements, such as B vitamins, as well as physiotherapy and medication). If you wait too long, you risk irreparable damage that can severely affect the quality of life!
Canine liver inflammation or "hepatitis contagiosa canis"
Liver inflammation is generally only transmissible between animals, but should not be underestimated in any case. Infection usually occurs through feces, urine or saliva. Particularly insidious: sick animals are still contagious up to 12 months after they have recovered from the disease!
Fortunately, many infections are inconspicuous, because your dog can automatically form antibodies. However, if your dog does get sick, it shows up suddenly and usually violently. If in these cases a diagnosis is not made quickly by a veterinarian or a veterinary clinic and the treatment plan is set up and implemented as quickly as possible, you risk a bad course up to chronic hepatitis or, especially with young dogs, the death of the animal within hours!
The following symptoms may indicate a disease in your animal:
– Acute diarrhea and vomiting even without eating – Constant stomach pain – Conspicuous refusal to eat and withdrawal – Severe fatigue and apathy – Rapidly rising fever – Water retention on the head and neck – "Blue Eye," gray-blue coloring of the eyes
Symptoms can vary, as each liver inflammation can be different. In puppies and young dogs that have not been vaccinated against Canine Adenovirus-1, it is often fatal within hours.
Eye inflammation and cataract
Dog eyes unfortunately become inflamed quite quickly. This can happen, for example, through drafts or light soiling and micro-injuries. It is important to react immediately. If inflammation of the eye or progressive cataracts are not treated, your beloved four-legged friend's eye can be permanently damaged.
Common symptoms to eye infections in dogs are:
– Red, glassy, watery or cloudy eyes (in case of inflammation) – Injuries on the eyelid (in case of inflammation) – Discharge or pus on the eye (in case of inflammation) – Frequent rubbing of the eyes (in case of inflammation) – Frequent blinking (in case of inflammation) – Cloudy lens (cataract) – Milky to grayish lens (cataract)
Typical cat diseases and their symptoms
Cats also often suffer from typical feline diseases, which can be both milder and more severe in nature. As usual, we describe for you the associated symptoms.
Cat cold – potentially dangerous
Cat cold is not the same as a normal cold. This disease can sometimes be fatal and is transmitted by viruses and bacteria.
The common symptoms include:
– Fever – Sneezing – Nasal discharge – Loss of appetite – Sticky and watery eyes
Feline epidemic – nasty viral disease
Also known as feline distemper, feline epidemic disease is a highly contagious viral disease. This disease can also be fatal if a doctor is not seen.
The typical symptoms of feline epidemic are:
– Vomiting – Loss of appetite – Faintness or reluctance to move – High fever
Endoparasite infestation in cats& Cats
Endoparasites attack the small intestine of cats. They are also known as roundworms or tapeworms. Are five to ten centimeters long. Endoparasites can also infest humans. Cats get infected with endoparasites mostly through feces or prey. Other ways of transmission are also possible, for example via mother's milk.
The following symptoms are indicative of infection:
– Loss of appetite – Vomiting – Shaggy coat – Emaciation
In feline diabetes, insulin production and pancreas suffer. As a result, the blood sugar level rises excessively. The immune system is weakened. If left untreated, feline diabetes can lead to the death of the quadruped.
Symptoms of feline diabetes are:
– Fatigue – Weight loss (despite adequate appetite) – Increased drinking
My pet shows symptoms, what should I do?
In any case, we strongly advise you to talk to a veterinarian as soon as possible. How to get a quick diagnosis. Certainty about the health status of your dog or cat! Especially potentially fatal diseases can be treated quickly and purposefully in the early stages.
Therefore we always recommend to be on the safe side when it comes to the health of your pet.
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