Canine distemper is a highly contagious viral disease that affects the gastrointestinal, respiratory and nervous systems, puppies and dogs. This virus also infects other wild animals such as foxes, raccoons, skunks, wolves, coyotes and ferrets. It is very important that you keep your dogs away from the other fauna to prevent the virus. What causes canine distemper? The disease is transmitted with the exhibition of viral particles airborne respiratory secretions of dogs and puppies. Canine distemper outbreaks tend to be sporadic.
Dogs of six months or less which not be have been immunized are at an increased risk of developing this infection. Disease diagnosis the diagnosis of canine distemper is based on the symptoms, the history of vaccination for your dog and certain laboratory tests. Several tests such as blood tests, x-rays, the CT scans, cerebrospinal fluid, reaction, polymerase (PCR) chain and immunofluorescence analysis they can be performed to confirm the diagnosis of canine distemper. Samples of canine distemper symptoms and disease signs and symptoms include: * eye discharge (initially aqueous and then as pus) * nasal discharge * cough * fever * vomiting * diarrhea * loss of appetite * lethargy in advanced stages, the paralysis, twitching, partial or complete can occur if the virus attacks the nervous system. Help the best way to prevent canine distemper canine distemper is ensuring that your puppy or dog receives vaccination against the disease.
Dogs that have not been vaccinated are more prone to viral infections because their immune systems are still weak. Treatment usually involves treating secondary infections, because there are no medications available to kill this virus in particular. Medications are used to control symptoms, and intravenous fluids may be administered. Once you have brought to your home your dog, avoid contact with other dogs, keep it hot and provide good care of support. It is vital that the hygiene is maintained to avoid transferring infection to other dogs. Natural remedies natural remedies and holistic also proved to be highly beneficial in supporting immune, respiratory and digestive systems. These natural remedies are safe and gentle for your pet without the harmful side effects of conventional medications. One of the herbs known as Echinacea purpurea help to support the immune system. The homeopathic ingredients such as Distemperinum and Bryonia support systems immune, respiratory and digestive keeping chest, helping to the functioning of the digestive system and maintains the temperature of the body within the normal range.