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Dog handler told how to recognize pneumonia in dogs

People are not alone in getting pneumonia. This condition is also common in dogs. With the wrong treatment or lack of it, the pet may die. This was announced by the President of the Russian Cynological Federation Vladimir Golubev.

“The symptoms of pneumonia in dogs are very similar to other diseases and it is difficult to make a diagnosis based on symptoms alone. For the treatment of pneumonia, you need to make the correct diagnosis on time, this can only be done by a veterinarian, based on a blood test, X-ray examination or computed tomography. Do not treat the dog on your own, it can cost it its life, ”he stressed in a conversation with RIA Novosti.

According to the expert, the first symptoms of pneumonia in an animal are fever and frequent shallow breathing, as well as thirst, loss of appetite, lethargy, coughing and sneezing, lacrimation, tickling and blueness of the tongue.

The expert noted that at risk are dogs that are often overcooled, animals with weak immunity, chest injuries and chronic bronchitis. The age of the pet and a balanced diet also play a significant role in the propensity to get sick.

Earlier, Golubev warned that letting the dogs go playing freely in autumn leaves is quite dangerousas sharp objects may be hidden underneath.

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