The first signs of rabies need to know every dog owner.
This is a dangerous disease that ends with the death of a dog, and sometimes - with the infestation of people or animals around them.
Initial signs that the dog is sickRabies, can be determined only after a month and a half after infection. Usually, the disease proceeds according to two scenarios: paralytic or aggressive. However, abnormal forms of this ailment among dogs are also possible.
The first symptoms of rabies: an atypical form of the disease
This form of the disease in an animal is characterized byThe fact that no symptom is suitable for describing the standard signs of rabies. Veterinarians say that in recent years rabies of dogs often manifests itself in an atypical form. Therefore, it is important to be as attentive to your pets as possible.
Atypical form of dog rabies is a long stageAnimal's malaise, the dog can suffer up to 60-90 days. At this time, she will sluggishly react to the usual commands, to be indifferent to the world around her. But this is just the tip of the iceberg.
Often the nervous and digestive systems of an animal can not stand the course of the disease and cause a malfunction.
The first signs of rabies: a paralytic form of the disease
Paralytic form of a disease in a petProceeds very quickly. In less than six days, the beloved dog will die. During the disease, the owners can note the depressed state of the pet, a complete absence of excitement. In a few hours, the disease paralyzes the muscles of the paws and the body of the dog. After paralysis the dog will live a maximum of 4 days.
The first signs of rabies: an aggressive form of the disease
An aggressive form of rabies representsA serious threat to others. It is the disease that causes the dog to bite others, which is fraught with infection. The duration of the disease of this form is 5-10 days, from the first symptoms to the death of the animal. The development of the disease occurs in three phases.
The first phase of the disease lasts two to fourDays. At this time, the mood of the dog is unstable, the behavior is unstable - it can caress to the owner, and then pull away and quiet down, the pet ceases to perform the direct commands of the owner.
There are violations of the appetite of the dog, the mouth is abundantly saliva, there is vomiting.
The second phase of the disease lasts no more than 2-3Days. These days the animal shows open aggression, strong arousal, stubborn disobedience. In this period, the first convulsions are noted, the intensity of which only increases with time. The body temperature of the animal rises to 41oC, paralysis breaks down certain muscle groups.
The third phase of rabies development completes the diseaseAnd lasts no more than 2-4 days. For these days the dog sharply grows thin. Paralysis alternately covers the hind paws, trunk and front paws. With a permanent deterioration of well-being, the dog will not live long, soon it will die.