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Dog colds: symptoms and remedies


Dog cold, nothing that cannot be cured in a few days, if it is not neglected, but nothing to overlook because it affects the nose. The dog's main “sensor”, the part of the body with which it explores, knows, orientates itself in a world of smells and stimuli.

A dog cold, therefore, it is not like a man cold. It needs to be treated even more promptly.

Like us, dogs are or can be prone to infections which affect both adults and puppies, it is also a period of change of season with all the climatic jokes that make theAutumn be a great season for dog colds. Not to mention the omnipresent ones flu bacteria so "there are no more half seasons" and I am always lurking.

Dog colds: times

It is important for the owner to immediately notice the dog cold and contact your veterinarian. At this point, if you listen to the expert in a couple of days, maximum 4, the dog cold disappears. In any case it is necessary not to make it degenerate into cough and bronchitis, or tracheitis.

This does not mean alarming: the respiratory tract inflammation are common inconveniences, just act at the right time. And, first of all, pay attention to our four-legged friend and the signs of dog cold.


Dog colds: symptoms

Here, in fact, we begin to read up on dog cold symptoms which, let's face it, do not differ much from those of us humans. Sure, maybe with the story of truffle, for them they are heavier: we are not so tied to the sense of smell in everyday life.

One of the symptoms more evident than dog cold it is the sudden tranquility of attitude that an animal can exhibit. If we see him quiet, resting in a secluded place waiting, then he is "hatching" a dog cold and waits for the infection, instinctively, to naturally extinguish.

Other more evident, more unquestionable symptoms of the dog cold I'm sneezing, nasal discharge, cough, muscle pain, phlegm, headache, loss of appetite, sometimes even the temperature. The symptoms do not always “come out” immediately dog cold.

It also depends on the age of the dog and the type, for example, but if the catarrh does not disappear after a few days it is better to go back to the vet to learn more, it could be one pneumonia or one tracheobronchitis.

Dog colds: prevention

A nice coat with which to go out on cold and rainy days is definitely the best move when you want to prevent a dog cold. Yes, because sudden changes in temperature, sudden showers, rain that has not dried once you return home are among the most common causes.

The coat is even more necessary, and there are all tastes and sizes for short-haired dogs. Prevention also means going to the vet immediately if you have an inkling of dog cold.

Dog colds: remedies

To indicate the care for the dog cold it must be the veterinarian who can understand the causes and the severity. Connecting it to ours cold, we could take lightly a disease that tortures our companion's big nose. We can certainly help with a number of tricks for faster healing. And giving the dog the medicine. What is not obvious! Anyone who has a dog knows.

The best thing is to hide the medicines for the dog cold in our sick friend's favorite food, so that he is distracted. It is very important in general that thenutrition is balanced and healthy, also to prevent, but in the case of dog cold, must be enriched with liquids.

Plenty of water, therefore, even at the cost of feeding it with a syringe without a needle, or, or even, stretching the food with some hot broth. The latter alternative is also excellent because, with the high temperature, the broth, in addition to hydrating, can help to clear the airways.

Full stomach, lots of water but also staying warm is essential to heal the dog cold and to avoid cold shocks it is better not to let it out too much. When necessary, cover it with a coat and, in case of rain, dry it well when you return.

Once in the house, it takes a warm and welcoming environment because a dog with a cold needs and seeks tranquility. And also a little loneliness. Its kennel or bed, therefore, should be placed in a secluded area. Both because they do not arrive air currents, both for noises and disturbing elements. We too, often and willingly, if we are cold, we do not like being in the fray, right? So, no stress even for the dog cold, excellent remedy to heal earlier.

Dog colds: natural remedies

There are also some more precise ones natural remedies for the dog cold. Less "than the grandmother" and more studied. Without taking anything away from the grandmother, of course! Maybe she will be the one to suggest the use of marigold, supplements and vapors that even in the case of "human" colds often prove to be a cure-all.

Another name that will sound familiar to you because maybe used in the family is the propolis: some grain, or powder, can be mixed with honey and offered to our animal to shorten the recovery from dog cold.

An alternative is to pop into the herbalist's shop for an herbal tea echinacea flowers. By mixing it with water you can easily give it to the dog, but in case of cough, as well as dog coldBetter to choose a peppermint-based herbal tea with a touch of good honey.

Finally, a vaporous experiment by homemade aerosol to clear the airways. You can bring our damaged dog indoors, small in size, with a steaming pot that creates a humid climate. The steam dissolves the mucus and can help the dog to breathe better.

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