Canine leptospirosis is a disease in dogs which is becoming increasingly common. Why is it so common now, when only a few decades ago it was rare? The answer lies in understanding what happened in those intervening years. And the solution lies in a system of natural dogs health care.
Canine leptospirosis is a bacteria. Because it is zoonotic (it can be transmitted to people), it has received a lot of bad press. Sadly, many dogs will have been abandoned as a result.
The bacteria targets the internal organs, in particular the liver and kidneys, but the spleen and central nervous system can also be affected. Any dog can contract this bacteria. Although your dog may contain the bacteria, he is not necessarily affected by it. Sometimes no symptoms are apparent.
However, when it does, it can be serious. Some of the more common symptoms include:
- loss of appetite and the associated weight loss
- increased thirst and the associated increased urination
- abdominal pain
Canine leptospirosis is not always picked up immediately as it can look like many other diseases. Veterinary diagnosis is through a blood test. Veterinary treatment is with antibiotics. However, these are not highly successful. Even those dogs who do recover can be left with damaged organs leading to hepatitis or renal failure.
Vaccination is often touted as the way to protect your dogs from this disease. However, there are many strains around and not all are covered by the vaccine. Vaccinations carry their own risks and many dogs can be adversely affected by them.
The safer and more effective way to prevent this, and every other, disease is to keep your dog’s immune system in the best working order that you can. The immune system is a seriously under valued system as it cannot be seen. You only know of its existence when your dog suffers with a health problem.
The thing is, your dog won’t suffer with any illness when his immune system is in good working order. The most common things which affect your dog’s immune system is commercial dog food and veterinary medication. Both of these have changed dramatically in the last few decades and herein lies your answer.
By adopting a system of natural dogs health care, you can ensure his immune system is as good as it gets. Quality, natural food and safe, effective, natural medication will keep your dog happy and healthy and your wallet safe.
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