Stabilization of acute infectious conditions
Infectious diseases are a common problem in veterinary practice, whether they are milder forms of the disease that are routinely treated in veterinary clinics or conditions that can endanger the life of the animal.
In our country, but also in the region where we live, infectious diseases are not rare, which are transmitted by direct contact between animals, but also through vector vectors of diseases such as ticks, fleas, mosquitoes, etc. An additional problem is a large number of stray dogs and cats, the number of which complicates adequate preventive measures carried out by regular vaccinations of owner dogs and cats, regular cleaning from internal, and protection from external parasites.
Therefore, there are not a small number of cases of animals that have contracted infectious diseases such as viral, bacterial, and parasitic diseases.
The most common infectious diseases in dogs and cats
Among the most common diseases that occur in dogs in our area are:
- parvovirus disease of dogs,
- puppy virus in dogs,
- heartworm disease,
- giardiasis in both species
In cats, the following diseases are present:
- FIV / FeLV,
- mycoplasmosis, etc.
These diseases can have a mild but also a severe clinical picture. Some of them require urgent veterinary intervention and intensive care, such as parvovirus in dogs, especially puppies, in which, if fluid replacement and supportive therapy are not approached on time, the animal may die.
Also, early identification of the disease and administration of serum in diseases such as puppies can often differentiate between the life and death of an individual. A disease such as a babesia (blood parasite) can endanger the life of an individual and lead to anemia to the extent that the body cannot cope with the disease without adequate therapy and blood transfusions.
We can identify and treat most infectious diseases in animals, to provide adequate intensive care and treatment, and to stabilize the condition of the animal, and then refer the animal to a selected veterinarian for further treatment.