Dogs have a variety of diseases, the symptoms of which are the common cold, for example, allergies or various tumors.
The method of treating the common cold depends on the specific cause of its occurrence.
Before proceeding to treatment, it is necessary to establish an accurate diagnosis of the disease.
A runny nose in a dog can signalA serious illness. To establish the diagnosis and begin treatment, you need to analyze the discharge from the nose. If the secretions are transparent, there may be a foreign object in the nasal passage, such discharge may also indicate an allergy. If the discharge is sufficiently dense, it is most likely that the dog has a respiratory infection.
Treatment for allergies
The most common cause of colds isDogs are allergic to pollen plants, dust, chemicals, etc. Like humans, dogs are often prone to such ailments. Additional confirmation of allergies can be secretions from the eyes, frequent sneezing and coughing, itching of the skin. To begin treatment of the common cold in this case, it is necessary, above all, to accurately establish the allergen and not allow a dog to it. With allergies, veterinarians often prescribe antihistamines, for example, chlorpheniramine or diphenhydramine. Before applying any medications, consult a veterinarian, their effectiveness depends on the specific case and the dog itself.
In some cases, the veterinarian may prescribe corticosteroids.
Treatment for infection
If the cause of a cold is a viral infection(Cold), as indicated by yellow and dense discharge from the nose, antibiotic treatment is necessary. Infection in dogs can be fungal, viral and bacterial. Depending on the specific form of its use, these or other drugs.
In the presence of purulent discharge may beDiagnosed with a plague. It is a deadly disease requiring immediate treatment. It can also be treated with antibiotics, but it may be necessary to use other methods, for example, infusion therapy.
The pink color of the discharge from the nose indicates a fungal infection. It is difficult to treat, because Multiplies very quickly. However, the use of antifungicides can help get rid of the disease.
The course of treatment of viral diseases lasts about 2 weeks, fungal - a month or more.
A clear sign that in the nose of the dog gotA foreign object, is the allocation of only one nostril. In addition, bleeding from the nose can indicate damage to the respiratory tract. Try to remove the object yourself, for example, using tweezers. If this does not work, contact your veterinarian.
If the dog's cold is chronic and can not be treated, it is likely that she has a tumor or polyps. In this case, the only method of treatment is a surgical operation.