Many people believe that bad breath in dogs is so normal that they overlook it. However, it may be first sign of a dental problem. Like humans, dogs also need a correct oral hygiene to avoid long-term complications. Gingivitis or periodontal diseases are the most common in them.
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That is why the doctors Gabrica veterinarians share these tips to combat bad breath in our petss and thus avoid future diseases:
- Use a soft brush to clean his teeth every week.
- never use toothpaste of humans in them, it can be very dangerous.
- Give him edible toys to help prevent tartar.
- Get him used to using toys made with rubberor nylon, since when they bite they massage the gums and help remove food debris from their teeth.
- Do not feed him with excess salt.
- Papaya and banana help fight canine halitosis
Remember that the health of your furry depends solely on you. Be a responsible pet parent and do not lose sight of its basic care.
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Beware of canine leptospirosis, know how to prevent it
This disease can be transmitted to humans through contact with the urine or blood of infected animals. In the case of dogs, they can be infected by living with other animals that have been exposed to this bacterium.
One of the diseases that is not heard much, but is no less dangerous for that, is canine leptospirosis, a lethal bacterium for dogs, and which, moreover, by its nature can be transmitted to humans, having very serious consequences. for pet owners.
“Currently, this disease is present throughout the world and is caused by a spirochete bacterium called leptospira. The contagion originates from consuming water contaminated with the urine of an infected animal or is also caused by direct contact of this water with an open wound. Unfortunately, there are many types of leptospirosis and the most common in dogs is canicola and icterohaemorrhagiae”, comment Franco Mauri, director of the Companion Animals Unit of MSD Animal Health Peru.
Leptospirosis can be transmitted to humans through contact with the urine or blood of infected animals. In the case of dogs, they can be infected by living with other dogs, farm animals or wild animals that have been exposed to this bacteria. That is why it is important to take care of the hygiene of our pets and the family, since being infected could cause the death of dogs, as well as people.
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● Symptoms. They are very varied and on many occasions they are similar to infectious diseases; however, its evolution and outcome is much faster, so the most common symptoms are: high fever, vomiting, diarrhoea, dark urine, acute kidney failure, severe dehydration, tiredness and congestion of the mucous membranes.
● Diagnosis. In order to determine if your dog suffers from this disease, it is recommended to go to a veterinarian to perform a blood test to detect the antibodies made against the bacteria present in the blood.
● Treatment. Unlike infections caused by viruses, leptospirosis is a bacterial disease, and for this reason it can be treated with various antibiotics, rehydrating salts, specific medications to control nausea, pain, and medication to limit extensive organ damage.
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