Lungworms in dogs
Lungworms is a type of dog parasite that can cause respiratory tract infection. There are several different parasites, such as, for example, Paragonimus kellicotti, Capillaria aerophilia, Filaroides and Osler spp. The adult parasite lives mostly in the heart and large blood vessels, as well as in the lungs. It can cause serious problems and even fatal, if not treated. Infection usually appears because of an exposure to the hosts that carry the parasite. The dogs in North America have the greatest predisposition to respiratory tract infection caused by some of the lungworms. It can happen that, for example, a cancer eating raccoon or Armillaria mellea is a host of parasites, and then the dog catches the raccoon hunter and gets infected. Also, the infection is transmitted from the mother to the puppy. Most often affected are Madhya dogs, or pets up to two years of age.
Symptoms of lungworms in dogs
The signs of this condition are different, which is why it is difficult to diagnose. The most common symptoms that may occur are cough and reduced physical activity. Furthermore, the problem of blood clots or neurological signs may also appear and should be regarded as the symptoms of this disease. Moreover, it is possible that the dog has trouble breathing and coughing. Additionally, it is possible that symptoms are blood clots, excessive bleeding from even minor wounds, or custom, wear bleeds, bleeding into the eye, anemia. In general, the most common form of the disease is weight loss, poor appetite, vomiting and diarrhea. And, there may be changes in behavior such as depression, Thuringia easil and seizures.
Symptoms that are connected with lung diseases are not always present. There are dogs that do not show visible external signs of infection, but still can be taken to the vet, where they should be examined. Thus can be determined whether the dog is infected by this parasite. Most often the dogs fully recover from this infection, but in most cases it can be very fatal. Sometimes a blood transfusion is required because of excessive bleeding or it is possible that the dog has big problems with breathing and has much difficulty to manage them. It is important to saturate the dog. Most effective protection is to reduce contact with the snails, which are very dangerous for dogs. They are often located in a bowl of water or dog feces, which is why it is necessary to regularly clean bowl of water and throw feces from the yard.