Symptoms and signs
- The animal walks in circles around the food, whines, tries to grab the food with its lips, but cannot chew and throws it out.
- The same happens with drinking, however, if the water is at the optimum temperature, then the pet can take a few sips.
- The inability to eat is due to severe pain, and the dog’s entire jaw hurts.
- During sleep, suddenly jumps up, behaves restlessly, whines.
- A closer look reveals loose teeth.
- Blood can be observed in a bowl of water after drinking.
- The animal has a fetid odor from the mouth, continuous profuse salivation.
- If the upper jaw is affected, nosebleeds may be recorded.
During the period of illness, the dog cannot eat normally.
First aid and home treatment
For this, an x-ray of the jaw is performed. The formed abscess should be opened, washed with a disinfectant solution. If necessary, drainage is installed. If a bad tooth is the cause, it should be removed. If tartar served as a provoking factor, it also undergoes elimination.
If a tooth is the cause of the flux, it must be removed.
Broad-spectrum antibiotics are prescribed to prevent the spread of infection. Anti-inflammatory drugs are recommended to relieve inflammation. Further, symptomatic therapy is used. To relieve pain, pain relievers are used in the form of injections. Funds are prescribed that increase the protective properties of the body. Drugs are used to relieve intoxication. Treatment with antihistamines is indicated.
Antibiotics are prescribed to avoid spreading the infection.
Flux (periostitis) in a dog
From Greek it is translated as peri. near, osteon. bone, in other words “around the bone”. The slightest suspicion of this pathology requires the immediate intervention of a specialist, since delay threatens with serious consequences in the form of jaw deformation, loss of teeth, sepsis.
It is allowed to use traditional medicine for treatment. For rinsing the oral cavity, an infusion of sage is prepared. To do this, pour boiling water over two tablespoons and insist for two hours. Rinse the affected area with warm liquid four times a day.
For washing, you can use sage infusion.
You can use a decoction of chamomile, calendula, oak bark. Pour one tablespoon of each ingredient with a liter of water, boil for five minutes. Let it brew for four hours. Strain, cool. Rinse the gums with warm infusion about five times a day.
Types of flux
By the nature of the symptoms and the type of course, the flux is divided into several types, each of which requires a special approach to treatment. Types of flux:
- Chronic appearance.
The serous form of the disease occurs due to mechanical damage. The animal was injured in a fight with another dog or unsuccessfully jumped during the game, hitting its jaw. The serous type is considered a mild form and, with timely medical intervention, proceeds and ends without serious consequences.
After a fight, the dog may acquire a serous appearance of the gumboil.
A purulent infection develops due to the fact that the initial stage of the disease was not detected in a timely manner. The accumulation of pus in the periosteal tissue occurs gradually as a result of the progression of the disease. Requires immediate treatment.
Diffuse periostitis refers to a severe form and is considered the most dangerous among all types of the disease. The formation of a diffuse type is a highly advanced process of a purulent flux. It is characterized by an extremely severe course with a possible consequence in the form of sepsis.
Chronic periostitis is rare. It develops in dogs with significantly reduced body resistance. Animals suffering from any chronic disease or who have recently been ill are most susceptible to developing the chronic type.
Purulent gumboil is characterized by the formation of pustular wounds on the affected gum. The body temperature rises, the entire mouth is swollen and painful, bright red. Pungent rotting odor from the mouth, profuse salivation.
Purulent flux is characterized by an increased body temperature.
We treat flux in a dog at home
Diseases of the oral cavity in dogs are more common than all others. First of all, this is due to an oversight of the owners, improper upbringing of the dog, a negligent attitude towards the needs of a pet.
Causes and types of pathology
- The animal periodically needs to brush its teeth, monitor the condition of the teeth, and remove stones. And also the flux can develop as a complication of oral diseases: stomatitis, gingivitis, periodontitis, pulpitis.
- One of the provoking factors is a secondary infection after the removal of a diseased tooth.
- Improper care after surgery can cause infection and inflammation of the periosteum.
- The cause is also any injury. a sharp edge of a bone, a stone or other foreign object.
The dog needs to brush its teeth.
Flux (periostitis) in a dog: symptoms and treatment methods
Diseases of the oral cavity for dogs are quite common. This is often due to the fact that the owners do not monitor the state of the oral cavity of their pets. Most often, the case ends with the formation of tartar, but the gumboil in a dog is a pathology not so rare.
What is meant by this term? It is an inflammatory disease. Commoners believe that the center of inflammation is in the gum, but everything is much more serious. Pathology is localized in the periosteum (periostitis), and therefore the disease is very dangerous, since in advanced cases it is fraught with deformities of the jaw, loss of teeth, sepsis.
The disease is always accompanied by an acute toothache, if you start it even slightly, the dog will almost certainly be left without a tooth. However, if you yourself have come across a flux, then you yourself know about it. It is generally accepted that the flux is accompanied by swelling of the face (muzzle in this case), but this is far from the case. Very often, outwardly, everything remains unchanged. It is divided into four main types:
- Serous. Most often it develops against the background of mechanical injuries of the jaw, proceeds relatively easily, accompanied by some swelling of the jaw. At the same time, the periosteum noticeably swells.
- Acute purulent periostitis. By the way, it is this form that is actually called “flux”, as it is accompanied by the formation of visible abscesses in the gum area. The process (especially in the initial stages) is extremely painful, while the dog feels bad, refuses to eat and drink, is very restless.
- The most severe and dangerous type of periostitis is diffuse. At the same time, individual localized abscesses are not visible, purulent inflammation spreads to all tissues of the gums and periosteum. It is very difficult, in advanced cases it is fraught with sepsis. The therapy of this type is very difficult.
- Chronic flux. An extremely rare form of the disease. It develops only in those dogs whose body is very weakened and cannot resist the pathological process.
If the process has developed on the lower jaw, then this is not too dangerous. When the flux appeared on the tooth (teeth) of the upper jaw, you should immediately show your pet to the veterinarian, since this threatens not only periostitis, but even phlegmon of adjacent tissues, as well as meningitis (in advanced cases).
What are the symptoms of flux in a dog? The following signs are considered classic:
- The dog begins to reluctantly eat, it is clear that something is causing it inconvenience or pain.
- The animal does not sleep well, often whines, restless.
- Loose teeth, especially in advanced cases of calculus.
- Blood appears regularly in the water bowl or chew toys.
- Bad breath. Of course, the breath of an average dog does not smell of roses in principle, but in these cases the “aroma” of decay is felt.
- Lumps can be seen in the mouth.
- The dog is constantly drooling. With bulldogs and other brachycephals, everything is not so simple (they often have hypersalivation), but if the dog’s muzzle is constantly glistening with saliva, something is clearly wrong with it.
- The dog does not allow to touch the jaws (or even to the head). This characterizes not so much the flux as periostitis in dogs.
- The pet begins to chew with only one side of the mouth.
- If the pathological process has captured the upper jaw, inflammation can spread even to the nasal cavity, as a result of which the dog constantly has unmotivated nosebleeds.
What causes such a dangerous and painful pathology in general? The main reason has already been indicated by us above. problems with the oral cavity, lack of care for it. Dogs, especially those living in urban settings, very often eat completely dry food.
By nature, it was “planned” so that the teeth of all wolves, which include our pets, were regularly grinded and cleaned when eating rough food. No better in this regard is the case for “” dogs, which housewives often feed only with soft canned food.
In such conditions, tartar develops very quickly (pictured). It is he, who, in fact, a huge colony of bacteria, is considered the main reason for the development of flux in animals. Of course, the initial stages of dental calculus cannot be the cause of catastrophic consequences. We are talking about advanced cases, when the teeth in the mouth of the dog are covered with a brownish or greenish coating with a bad smell.
Never bring your pet’s mouth to such a state! From time to time, wipe the dog’s teeth with gauze soaked in soda solution, include “sugar” bones in his diet so that the dog can grind his teeth in time, cleaning them along the way.
The second common cause is periodontal disease. For the reasons stated above (soft food, lack of oral hygiene), the dog may develop caries, reaching cases of pulpitis.
A third possible predisposing factor is advanced gingivitis (i.e., inflammation of the gums). First, the gums become inflamed, then the process moves to deeper tissues.
So what to do with this disease? First, show the dog to the vet immediately. The specialist will assess the severity and neglect of the process, and only then, based on the information received, will draw up a treatment regimen.
If the abscess is already ripe, it is opened, the formed cavity is washed with antiseptic solutions, inserting drainage if necessary. Alas, in 97% of cases, treatment of a flux in a dog also involves the removal of the affected tooth. In cases where tartar has become a predisposing factor in the development of pathology, it is removed (with ultrasound or chemicals).
Home treatment involves washing the dental cavity with decoctions of chamomile, calendula, oak bark. That is, agents with a pronounced antiseptic effect. As a rule, especially with the risk of developing jaw phlegmon, broad-spectrum antibiotics are administered.
What to do
Before determining where to treat the dog. in a veterinary clinic or at home. you need to conduct an examination. Sometimes for this you have to apply anesthesia so as not to deliver unnecessary torment to the pet. If it can be seen that the flux is in the initial stage, then the treatment can be carried out at home. Conservative methods in this case help to quickly relieve the condition. If the stage is late, then inpatient treatment is necessary.
But not every person is able to fully examine the animal and correctly assess the symptoms. Since the disease can pose a threat to the life of the dog, it is better to go to the veterinarian for diagnosis.
Treatment of flux at home is carried out in the following areas:
- Anesthesia. Even if the animal is not noticeable, it still suffers from pain.
- Reducing intense inflammation with anti-inflammatory drugs.
- Rinsing the mouth with antiseptic solutions.
- Taking immunostimulants to increase the defenses of an exhausted body.
Pain relief is most often used in the form of injections: this way the drug acts faster. Of the antibiotics, preference is given to agents with a wide spectrum of action in order to quickly stop the reproduction of pyogenic bacteria that caused the appearance of the flux, and to prevent the spread of the pathological process in neighboring tissues. On the recommendation of a veterinarian, home treatment can be supplemented with anti-intoxication and antihistamines.
To rinse the oral cavity, use an infusion of sage, chamomile, oak bark and calendula. For 1 tsp. Each component is added to a thermos and poured with a liter of boiling water. After the solution has stood for at least 2 hours, it is filtered. For washing, take a syringe without a needle, draw the infusion into it and direct the flow to the affected area. Such treatment is carried out 4 times a day. It is advisable that immediately after this, the pet does not eat or drink for half an hour.
During home treatment, it is worth adhering to certain rules that will simplify the period until recovery. Food and water for a sick dog should be warm, as cold can increase pain and discomfort. In addition, soft food should be provided for food so as not to create unnecessary pressure on the sore jaw.
Symptoms and signs
At the initial stages, the flux may not cause visible symptoms, but the painful sensations in the dog will already be expressed. Therefore, changes in behavior appear first.
In the early stages, chewing is obtained with only one. healthy. side. Then the pain covers both sides of the jaws. It hurts the pet to eat, and the increasing feeling of hunger makes it often come to the feeder, but it is impossible to chew food, so the food remains intact. Sometimes sleep disorders begin, the animal often moves from place to place, whines.
All these manifestations are rapidly increasing, and the following symptoms are added to them:
- The outlines of the muzzle become asymmetrical with a shift towards the edema. When trying to touch the inflamed area, the pet can prevent this or even show aggression.
- An unpleasant putrefactive odor increases from the oral cavity.
- The work of the salivary glands is activated, which provokes increased salivation.
- Sometimes traces of blood or pus are visible in saliva.
- Significant temperature rise possible.
- With the spread of the pathological process to the nasopharynx, frequent nosebleeds occur.
- In advanced cases, teeth loosening or falling out is observed.
Many dog owners believe that swelling and swelling is a mandatory symptom of flux. But this is not always the case, so the signs should be assessed in combination.
Forms of the disease
The intensity and painfulness of the process depends not only on the stage, but also on its form. In some cases, in addition to the gums, the periosteum is also affected, which leads to permanent deformation of the jaw and even sepsis.
Flux in dogs is divided into four stages:
- Serous. Compared to the rest, it is considered the easiest form. Rarely causes high fever, and edema is not very pronounced.
- Acute purulent. With it, a noticeable whitish or reddish abscess always forms in the gum area. It is difficult, the animal often refuses not only food, but also water.
- Diffuse. It causes the most severe symptoms and more often than others leads to fatal consequences. At the same time, the purulent focus is no longer concentrated in one place, but spreads along the soft tissues and along the periosteum. This stage needs immediate treatment, as it can provoke sepsis.
- Chronic. Very rare. It affects animals with a weakened immune system or other chronic pathologies. The swelling periodically subsides, but becomes hard at the same time. Lymph nodes located nearby are enlarged.
Purulent contents can be located on the upper or lower jaw. Veterinarians believe that localization from below is less dangerous. If the flux appears on the upper jaw, then not only the periosteum, but also brain tissue can be involved in the inflammatory process. Meningitis sometimes becomes a consequence of this development.
First, a thorough examination is carried out, in which the veterinarian evaluates the condition and symmetry of the muzzle. Then an examination of the oral cavity is needed to determine the size and nature of the damage.
If the pathological process involves deep tissues, then an X-ray of the upper or lower jaw must be performed. Sedation is most often used to keep the X-ray examination calm. The veterinarian determines in what position the animal’s head needs to be fixed in order to get a high-quality and informative picture. In most cases, it is performed with an open jaw.
X-ray of the incisors of the upper jaw of the dog with flux
The provoking factors for the appearance of gumboil (periostitis) are:
- Acute infection of the oral mucosa;
- Inflammatory process in the tooth;
- Trauma with damage to the tooth or tooth root;
- Inflammation of the gum tissue or periodontal s;
- Dense tartar.
If the diet does not match, tartar appears very quickly and grows to a great thickness. This increases the gap between the gums and teeth, which exposes access to the roots. Food debris may enter and cause acute inflammation and pus formation.
Flux in a dog: symptoms and treatment at home
Diseases of teeth in dogs are caused by the fact that it is quite difficult to maintain oral hygiene in them. One of the possible complications is flux. This is a very painful condition, so any owner wants to help the pet as quickly and efficiently as possible. To provide assistance in the initial stages, you need to know the symptoms and methods of treating a dog with a flux.
If the condition of an abscess is determined as complex, it is surgically opened in a veterinary clinic. To do this, the animal is injected into deep anesthesia, an incision is made on the gum at the place of the flux and the resulting cavity is washed. Depending on the depth of the wound, drainage may be installed. Most often, such surgical treatment involves the extraction of a tooth, but sometimes it is possible to do without it, simply by cleaning the tartar with ultrasound or chemical compounds. After that, home treatment continues with a course of antibiotics and washing the affected area with solutions.
To avoid such a serious disease as flux, it is necessary to carry out preventive examinations of the pet by a doctor who performs hygienic cleaning of teeth. This recommendation should be followed especially strictly by owners of small breeds.
Do I need to see a veterinarian
Often, dog breeders wonder what to do if the dog has a large flux. In this case, you need to go to an appointment with the veterinarian. Specialists should also be consulted in cases where home treatment has not helped or if tooth extraction is required.
Only a veterinarian can correctly assess the condition of the dog. In addition, a full examination can be carried out at the veterinary clinic. X-rays and laboratory tests are usually required to determine the severity of the disease.
With an advanced stage of the disease, surgery may be needed. It is good if it will only manage by opening the abscess. In some cases, you will have to remove a sick tooth.
When the cause of periostitis is the formation of tartar, the clinic carries out a procedure to remove it. This will need to be done to prevent the appearance of new foci. If the cause of the flux lies in diseases of the gums, jaws or teeth, then the veterinarian will also prescribe the necessary treatment.
While the flux is small, it may not manifest itself in any way. A strong flux in a dog is characterized by severe symptoms:
- Refusal to eat. The animal walks around the bowl and tries to eat. But the pain when chewing prevents the dog from eating a bite.
- Asymmetrical muzzle. Painful induration and swelling develop on the affected side of the jaw. With advanced disease, the symmetry of the muzzle is violated.
- An unpleasant odor appears from the mouth of the animal.
- There is increased salivation.
- The pet’s behavior is restless. She does not sleep well, whines, cannot find a place for herself.
- In some cases, you may notice a discharge of blood along with saliva.
- Temperature rise possible.
- In advanced stages of the disease, teeth may loose and fall out.
The presence of a gumboil can be easily determined even by a novice dog breeder, since external signs are quite noticeable.
What to do if your dog has a flux
If a flux is detected in a dog, anesthesia is necessary so that the pet calms down. Then you need to inspect the lesion site. If periostitis is in its initial stage, then you can do conservative treatment at home.
For this you will need:
- Anti-inflammatory drugs;
- Pain relievers;
- Disinfectant solution for rinsing the mouth;
- If the dog is weak, immunostimulants can be used.
To make it easier for the dog to eat, it must be soft and warm. The food must be balanced so that the pet can get all the essential nutrients at once.
Flux in a dog. causes and treatment
Maya Barsukova 09/29/2018
A dog’s flux or periostitis is an inflammatory process in the periosteum on the gum. Flux in a dog is quite common and it occurs for various reasons.
Causes of flux in a dog
There are several main reasons for the appearance of periostitis in a dog:
- Failure to comply with oral hygiene, tartar deposits;
- Injuries to the jaws and teeth;
- Inflammation of the gums;
- Diseases of the teeth.
Many owners forget that tartar can be deposited very intensively in dogs. Large deposits of calculus can push the gums away from the tooth. As a result, the roots are exposed, forming “gingival s”. If infected, they can become inflamed, leading to the formation of periostitis.
Antibiotics for flux in a dog
Antibiotics are medicines that can fight bacterial infections. The gum flux on the gum in most cases is caused by bacteria, so antibiotics help to cope with this type of disease.
For the treatment of periostitis, broad-spectrum antibiotics are used. For example, such drugs as Ciprovet, Amoxicillin, Ceftriaxone are popular. Medicines come in the form of tablets, capsules, or injection solutions.
Remember that the course of antibiotics must be taken according to the instructions and after consulting your veterinarian.
In most cases, the development of gumboil in a pet can be avoided if you pay more attention to your dog’s oral health. One of the most common causes of flux formation in dogs is tartar. As a preventive measure, dogs also need to brush their teeth.
Tartar is not difficult to spot. When it forms, the teeth at the roots darken or acquire a yellowish tint. To prevent tartar from appearing, there are several preventive measures:
- The diet should contain solid food fragments that the dog can chew on.
- You can purchase a special canine toothbrush at your veterinary pharmacy to help remove plaque from your teeth.
- There are pastes and gels that are supposed to dissolve tartar. But they are not always effective.
- One of the best methods is to remove tartar at a veterinary clinic. This method gives a 100% guarantee that everything will be cleaned even in hard-to-reach places.
To prevent the flux from disturbing the pet, you need to regularly examine the mouth and monitor the cleanliness of the dog’s teeth.
Flux, what to do?
Everyone knows that the check-ups at the dentist every six months is necessary. But few people follow this rule due to their fear of the dentist or writing off everything to a lack of free time. Let’s figure out what to do with a flux, if you are still overtaken by this ailment.
Types of flux
There are two forms of this disease: acute and chronic. The acute form manifests itself quite clearly and is immediately noted by the parents and the child. Periostitis can go into a chronic form if a tooth or a previously appeared flux was not completed due to the fault of the dentist or parents. often the latter believe that a decrease in pain and edema is a sign of recovery.
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The danger of the chronic form of periostitis lies in the fact that there may not be such vivid and noticeable symptoms, but, unfortunately, this is not an indicator of the absence of the disease. The chronic course of the disease will destroy the child’s teeth from the inside, which is why, even if they are healthy in appearance, the teeth will
What can you do at home if you have a flux?
If you are faced with such a nuisance as a flux, what to do at home and what you absolutely should not do?
The flux is popularly called the inflammatory process of the periosteum, which is accompanied by severe pain in the gum and its swelling.
What to do and how to treat diarrhea in dogs
Diarrhea in a dog can be triggered either by poisoning or by a more serious illness. Dog breeders who ignore this ailment in their pet are doing the wrong thing. In no case should you let any disease in a dog take its course, including diarrhea.
It is important to remember that this disorder of the digestive system clearly indicates an internal problem in the animal’s body. It is also important to remember that untimely or inappropriate treatment of the disease can result in negative consequences for the health and life of the dog.
The dog has a toothache
Dogs practically do not have caries, but they can also have toothache. I want to list the reasons why the dog has a toothache, that the owners have been attentive to this problem. After all, the dogs themselves cannot say what exactly hurts in their mouths.
Periodontitis. Damage to the soft tissues around the teeth. This inflammation provokes plaque, tartar and bleeding gums. It is treated with special drugs.
Stomatitis. Inflammation of the mucous membrane of the mouth. The defeat of the tongue is also possible. Small ulcers appear on the inside of the cheeks and on the tongue. The dog begins to salivate profusely. Good remedy. Lugol.
Dental calculus. It appears with age in all dogs, as well as at a young age in breeds prone to this disease. It is removed in the veterinary clinic under anesthesia, using ultrasound. To prevent tartar, it is necessary to teach the dog to brush its teeth and give it the opportunity to chew pieces of meat and gnaw cartilage. You can use artificial toothpicks.
Periodontal disease. Not inflammation of the tissues around the tooth. With such a disease, the neck of the tooth is exposed and the tooth becomes, as it were, longer. Treatment focuses on strengthening the gums.
Enamel dysplasia. The appearance of gray depressions on the tooth enamel. The disease occurs if, when changing teeth, the puppy has had an infectious disease or after a tooth injury. Not treated.
Oh how many different diseases. And how to understand that a dog has this or that ?? Is it necessary to treat a broken tooth? So you can’t leave?
I think that the veterinarian will tell you if something is wrong with your dog’s teeth and send it to the dentist), but broken teeth can rot and will have to be removed anyway. So watch your teeth. By the way, some diseases can be identified
What to do with the flux in a child
Gumboil is an old name for periostitis, no longer used in medical practice, but often used by laymen and editors in articles from the section of popular medicine. Doctors prefer to call the flux periostitis. The inflammatory process arising in the area of the periosteum, gums or tooth root brings a lot of suffering to little dental patients: the mucous membranes near the inflammation swell, often causing swelling not only of the gums, but also of the entire cheek from the side of the appearance of the flux. It hurts the baby to eat, he cannot touch the place where inflammation develops, he cries and does not feel in the best way.
A child suffering from periostitis should be shown to the dentist as soon as possible in order to alleviate the condition of the little patient, relieve him of pain and prevent the development of severe and life-threatening complications. Self-medication at home often only aggravates the situation, causing the spread of bacteria to the adjacent tissues of the oral cavity, and in especially advanced cases, the flux can even cause serious conditions. Yes, this small purulent swelling is very dangerous! What to do if a child has a flux?
Types of periostitis
Acute serous periostitis develops over one to three days and is soft tissue edema. Its location depends on the location of the diseased tooth.
Acute purulent periostitis is more serious, it is accompanied by very severe pain with pulsations, as well as redness and swelling of the mucous membrane next to the affected tooth, temperatures up to 38-38.5 ° C can be observed.
Diffuse acute periostitis looks similar to acute purulent, but is accompanied by large areas of edema, which can spread partially along the nose, upper or lower lip, upper or lower cheek, depending on where the diseased tooth is.
Chronic periostitis most often occurs in the periosteum of the lower jaw. Its main difference is the presence of dense edema at the site of inflammation, enlarged lymph nodes and bone thickness
A little about the flux:
Gumboil (in medicine. Odontogenic periostitis). the accumulation of pus in the muscle tissue of the oral cavity. Nothing more than a swollen cheek due to a tooth that has been neglected in due time and requires treatment. Launched caries first destroys the upper shell of the tooth and is subsequently taken for the root. Infections in the body progress depending on the level of your immunity and lead to certain consequences and complexity of the inflammatory process. Why is the flux so dangerous? The pus formed as a result of the flux flow spreads almost throughout the body, getting into all organs and sometimes causing health consequences.
The presence of various strengths of aching pulsating pain in the jaw and teeth, it is also possible the presence of a radiating pain in the ear area;
Do not take any antibiotics before visiting your doctor. Antibiotics must be taken in a certain sequence, otherwise their effectiveness is reduced to zero. The antibiotic you have taken before visiting a specialist can make it difficult to determine the complexity of the process. Excessive consumption of antibiotics also has adverse effects on the kidneys;
The doctor made an incision and released the pus? In no case do not drink aspirin. Aspirin thins the blood, which can cause bleeding;
You have a gumboil and what to do in such a situation, how not to try to resort to traditional medicine. Most likely it will not help you, but try. Not torture, as they say. Gargling with soothing herbal infusions will temporarily numb the pain, soothe
Blood in the urine of a dog
If a dog has blood in its urine, pet owners should be seriously concerned about the health of the pet. As a rule, such a symptom signals the presence of a serious illness that caused an acute inflammatory process.
You should not think that urine with blood will certainly be red, since the shade of urine with blood impurities can vary from light pink to dark burgundy or brown.
However, it should be noted that sometimes the color of the body’s excreted fluid can change due to taking certain medications or eating certain foods that have coloring properties.
Unfortunately, such a serious symptom is far from always possible to detect with the help of simple observation, in some cases it can only be detected after special studies in a laboratory.
What to do if your dog is in heat
- What to do if your dog is in heat
- How to tell if your dog is in heat
- How to calm a dog
The first heat, it is. Pusting occurs in a dog at the age of 8-12 months. This age is individual and depends on the breed. Generally, small breed dogs develop and mature faster. There may be some deviations from these terms, but if the first estrus began earlier than 8 months or it does not exist even at 15 months, then you should immediately contact your veterinarian.
Even if you intend to breed or just have puppies at least once, you should never knit a bitch for the first time. The fact is that the body has not yet fully formed, early pregnancy and childbirth can cause significant damage to a young animal. In the Russian Kennel Federation there is an official age limit for first mating. Dogs of small breeds are allowed to breed from 15 months of age, medium and large. Not earlier than 18 months.
The flow usually occurs once every 6 months, although there are individuals in whom this process repeats after 8-9 months, or even after a year. This is quite normal and even convenient for many owners. If you are going to regularly engage in breeding puppies, then remember that you cannot mate a bitch in every estrus, the optimal period of rest after giving birth and feeding the puppies. A year, and after a complicated pregnancy or a cesarean section. At least two years.
Duration of emptying. 18-21 days. Deviations of 2-3 days are also acceptable. However, if you are in heat for more than 30 days, rush to see your veterinarian. The first puddle is not yet an indicator of the character of the subsequent ones. The cycle in an animal can be established for 2-3 flows.
In the first 1-9 days, the discharge is scanty and bloody, the vulva (loop) looks swollen, but dense to the touch. The dog is already distinguished by a playful mood, however, the dog will not let him in. She is not ready for mating these days. On days 10-16, the color of the discharge changes to yellowish-pink, the bitch takes her tail in front of the dog or simply if you stroke her rump. During this period the bitch is ready for mating. It is impossible to say with absolute certainty which days in this interval are most favorable for conception. It happens that breeders have been trying to mate an animal for years, but they cannot guess the very day. But it is better to choose not the first and not the last day of ovulation. Knitting should usually be repeated after 1–2 days. If you are not planning puppies, then be especially vigilant these days. But by 17-21 days, the amount of discharge disappears, the dog stops letting the males.
Regardless of whether you need offspring in this pushover, keep your eyes on the dog. Walk it only on a leash and preferably away from walking areas where there are usually many dogs. On any day of estrus, unnecessary anxiety is not needed neither for you, nor for your pet, nor for other people’s males. In addition, even the most exemplary and obedient dog can completely forget about all commands, habits and rush wherever they look. It is at this time that dogs very often run away from home or fall under the wheels. If the dog walks in the courtyard of a private house, you can be a little calmer, but carefully examine and close all the holes in the fence, believe me, a bitch overwhelmed by instincts and a neighbor dog burning with desire, a hole in the fence is not an obstacle. And the netting, from which aviaries are often made, may not save at all. If you have a dog, place the animals in different rooms for the entire duration of the empty space and walk strictly separately from each other.
But hormonal drugs that interrupt estrus or an already onset pregnancy should be used only in the most extreme cases, for example, a trip to a large exhibition, where there are inevitably many dogs and the money for which, in case of refusal to participate, is too late to return. But if you have your own car or even just a pet carrier, then estrus is not a problem either. You can keep the dog there most of the time and bring it only to the ring, where it is naturally compared with individuals of the same sex, or even agree to have an expert evaluate the animal individually.
Do not forget about the large number of contraindications for taking hormones. If the dog has not yet given birth, especially if it has its first pity. Forget about these drugs altogether! In any case, consult your veterinarian. And if you are never going to have puppies and estrus is just a regular “headache” for you, consider maybe spaying your dog.
First steps to take
Before starting therapy, it is necessary to understand well the reason for the disease. Treating flux in dogs at home begins with proper pet care, as the appropriate care will promote a rapid recovery. The active movement of the dog should be limited.
Of course, this does not mean that the dog must be completely restricted from movement, but physical activity, training must be excluded. In addition, it is necessary to guarantee the pupil rational feeding in order to exclude the occurrence of additional complications with the bones. Therefore, you add useful vitamins and minerals to the daily menu (vitamins of group D, Ca, P).
The dog has a flux, what should I do? The first thing to do is see a doctor instantly. The veterinarian will assess the severity and stage of the disease and, based on the findings, determine the individual treatment.
Forms of the disease
There are four stages of the disease:
- Serous periostitis appears as a result of injury.
- Fibrous flux. the disease can progress against the background of the first type of disease, with secondary bone injuries, non-compliance with proper care of the pet. This type of disease leads to a protracted infectious disease.
- Chronic gumboil appears when the owner did not provide the necessary assistance in treating the animal.
- The transformation of fibrous periostitis is observed according to similar signs of the presented stages of the flux. You should watch the behavior of the dog, the motor skills of the animal. When the pet is passive, irritated, which may indicate the formation of inflammatory processes.
It should be borne in mind that a stone, which often occurs in dogs, helps to increase the gap between the tooth and the gum. This leads to a protracted infectious process, creates a suitable basis for the formation of the disease to the stage of a protracted form. In the formed space, pieces of food, foreign objects can remain, and then an environment for the occurrence of infection develops.
What to do if you find a flux in your dog’s mouth
Oral disease occurs intermittently in dogs of any breed. The appearance of a gumboil is associated with non-compliance with regular care of the dog’s oral cavity. The lack of proper care ends with the formation of tartar, so the dog’s flux is a common ailment. The disease is also called periostitis, a complex disease characterized by infection of the upper part of the tooth root. The disease requires prompt treatment, so it is not recommended to delay the visit to the veterinarian.
Animal flux symptoms
Signs that signal the onset of the disease:
- The dog begins to eat reluctantly, it is noticeable that something is disturbing him.
- The dog does not sleep well.
- Teeth loosening is one of the indicators of the occurrence of tartar in the last stages of the manifestation of the disease.
- Blood remains in food bowl or toys.
- Nasty mouth rot odor and noticeable swelling.
- Drooling regularly.
- Snoring may occur during sleep.
- The dog does not allow touching the jaw and chews food exclusively on one side of the jaw.
If the painful process covers the upper jaw, the infection can spread to the nasopharynx, as a result of which the dog regularly has nosebleeds.
Diagnostics and treatment
At the reception, the veterinarian conducts a scrupulous examination of the oral cavity, assesses the damage, records the stage of the painful process. An X-ray of the jaw is recommended to examine hidden damage. Such a procedure consists in examination during anesthesia, the effect of which is calculated strictly at the time of the operation, since with a strong pain syndrome the dog will not allow itself to be examined. X-rays of the oral cavity are performed at a specific position of the dog’s head with a completely open mouth.
When the abscess is already fully formed, it needs to be opened, the cavity that has arisen should be rinsed with disinfectants, and if necessary, use a drainage system. Unfortunately, but in 97% of the situation, treatment of a flux in a dog involves the removal of a damaged tooth. In cases where tartar has become a sign of the formation of complications, it is removed. Home treatment involves rinsing the dental cavity with tinctures of chamomile, calendula, oak peel. That is, herbs and substances that have a disinfecting effect. As a rule, at the risk of jaw phlegmon formation, chemicals are injected that can inhibit the growth and cause the death of bacteria.
So, this article describes what to do if the dog has a flux. It is necessary to properly care for the dog’s oral cavity. If you smell rot from the mouth, stone, change the color of the teeth, you should consult a veterinarian and undergo an examination. It is also necessary to brush your teeth to avoid significant problems in the future. Dogs of small and dwarf breeds, prone to the rapid formation of calculus on the teeth, should be seen by the doctor once every six months.