Effective treatment depriving at home in dogs
What should be the treatment of depriving at home in dogs? This question is often asked by people who have barking tetrapods. Today, we will deal with this issue in detail, and also consider what kinds of lichens are.
Why does the dog get sick?
A fairly common infectious skin disease in dogs is lichen. This disease causes certain types of pathogenic virus or fungus. Such a disease can be transmitted from the dog not only to another dog, but also to a person. Usually the animal is infected by contact (through the coat). It should be noted that, through a soil infected with fungus or a thing, it is also possible to "pick up" lichen, as its spores retain their viability for several years. In hot and humid weather (these are favorable conditions) the fungus can begin to grow, affecting the epidermis and follicles.
Factors predisposing to infection:
- lactation period;
- presence of oncological diseases;
- pregnancy of the dog;
- youth or, conversely, old age;
- improper, unbalanced (bad) nutrition;
- transferred viral infections;
- weakened immunity.
To describe how to treat deprivation at home in dogs, you must first list its types. So, let's look at them in more detail. All lichens differ in the degree of danger to the pet, as well as some signs. Thanks to external signs, you can determine the type of disease. So, deprivation happens:
- moknushchy (it is also called eczema);
- shearing (causes a fungal infection);
- pearly or multicolored;
- pink (the result of a viral infection);
- herpes zoster (provokes the herpes virus).
Pink deprive of a dog: photo, treatment and signs
This kind of lichen is considered very dangerous. The very first signs that the animal is ill are small, round spots of yellow-pink hue (about two centimeters in size). Initially, only one speck appears on the dog's body, but yellow-pink marks can be seen all over the body of the dog very soon.
The very first spot is small in size and is a "mother plaque". The skin in this area begins to peel off, and itching appears.
There is a similar disease very unexpectedly. Sometimes it is just as quickly and the pink deprive disappears in dogs. Treatment in some cases is more for prevention than necessary. No special medical intervention is required. Often happens, that for five-six weeks illness recedes itself. Do not use any ointments or other remedies without consulting a doctor, as this can only aggravate the condition of the dog. More information on how to get rid of it, you should ask your veterinarian.
The danger of the disease lies not in itself, but in complications. After combing your body, the dog can carry an infection that will later lead to inflammatory processes, pyoderma, eczema, etc. Then it will be necessary to have mandatory medication.
Some experts believe that the affected areas should be smeared with vinegar (apple) about 6 times a day. Also, the sick animal can not be bathed, but you need to walk with it for a long time in the sun.
Sometimes veterinarians recommend antihistamine ointments and creams to lubricate the affected area in order to relieve the itching.
Also, there is a suggestion that pink shingles appear in the dog (photo, treatment and signs of the disease - all information will be in our article) due to severely weakened immunity. If the reason lies in this, doctors prescribe a course of immunomodulators.
What can please the owner of the animal, who has such a disease, is that the disease is not clean.
Ringworm in dogs: symptoms, treatment
This deprivation affects the skin of the head, tail, extremities and ears, as well as claws and nose. Let's find out what symptoms there are in this disease. The signs of ringworm are:
- small (up to two centimeters) patches of round or oval shape;
- rapid spread of the body;
- the appearance of scales on the affected areas, which later begin to grow bald and itch.
Due to the fact that hair loss and hair breaks occur in the affected areas, this type of lichen was called "shearing".
Now consider how to conduct deprivation treatment at home in dogs. Instruction:
- First, it is necessary to cut the hair from the affected areas, and grab and healthy hair about two to three centimeters from the sore spot. But how to distinguish healthy skin from the one that is affected by the fungus? Normal skin is much paler.
- Cut the wool must be destroyed.
- Crusts from the skin should be (if possible) separated, because we need to treat the surface itself.
We will use some drugs to overcome the lichen in dogs. Treatment with iodine is the easiest way to fight the fungus. They need to lubricate the affected area every two days. It should be noted that during the treatment with this method, side effects may appear in the form of necrosis of skin layers and contact dermatitis. In such cases it is recommended to use other drugs. For example, you can treat the skin three times a day with ointment "Yam". Also used for treatment is Clotrimazole in the form of a cream, which is smeared with lesions three times a day.
And what if a very large area is hit? Then doctors advise to use systemic preparations "Ketoconazole" and "Griseofulvin". If suddenly there is a relapse of the disease, it is necessary to urgently make the animal vaccinated against ringworm.
Tinea versicolor in dogs
This kind of lichen is also called colorful or beach. It is very common. The first sign of the disease is the appearance of a small pink patch on the body. There are no other visible inflammations at this stage. Actively develops pityriasis on the neck, paws and back of the animal. How to determine if the skin area is affected? It will have a specific color (it can range from yellow to brown). In addition, the animal is often observed skin peeling.
As you can see, the treatment of lichen in dogs is different. Each type of disease should be treated according to a specific method. To pityriasis versicolor is worth fighting using the following tools:
- 3-5% salicylic alcohol;
- antifungal medicine "Undecevit";
- "Wilkinson's Ointment";
- 5-10% sulfuric ointment;
- the drug "Neotigazon";
- onion juice (once a day, the affected areas should be lubricated).
Before using such drugs, it is best to consult a veterinarian who will examine your animal and prescribe a truly correct treatment.
Such a disease can have a different nature of the course (chronic or acute inflammatory). His nature is allergic. Let's now look at how the moss licking occurs in dogs whose treatment we will describe further. The main symptoms are:
- rash (various);
- itching and burning of affected skin;
- possibly the appearance of crusts, cracks, bubbles;
Treatment for licking lichen
Treatment of this disease should be comprehensive. The very first thing that needs to be done is to find out the cause of the emerging wet eczema. Only then the doctor will be able to choose the right treatment for depriving at home in dogs. The reasons for the appearance of the mass. Provoke the emergence of fleas, improper nutrition, infections and much more.
How to treat? First, cut the wool around the affected areas, in order to provide air access to the tissues that are inflamed. Then it is worth treating the sites with an anti-inflammatory agent (infusion of St. John's wort, Dimexide, etc.). Next, a drying drug is used - powder and ointments based on zinc, talc and so on. If an animal suffers from severe itching, a sedative is applied to the affected areas of the skin, for example the preparation "Suprastin" or "Dimedrol". Such drugs as "Sulfur-3" or "Mercury" in this case is prescribed inside. Sometimes a diet for allergy sufferers is recommended.
Shingles in dogs
This kind of lichen causes the herpes virus. First, the disease manifests itself in the intercostal space and on the belly. Itching occurs in these parts of the body. A little later, there are liquid bubbles that burst, and already in their places you can then see the crusts. Note that this disease is not always manifested in the abdomen, sometimes the pathological process can affect other areas.
Antiviral drugs, antiseptics, analgesics and corticosteroid ointments are used for treatment.
Tips for owners who have a dog
If you find your dog deprived, then immediately protect it from communicating with other animals and people. All the places in the house where the sick pet was, must be washed with bleach. To establish an accurate diagnosis and competent treatment planning should contact the veterinary clinic. In any case, do not self-medicate.
Preventive methods that will help you avoid lichen infection
- Do not let the pet's contact with stray and sick animals.
- You should regularly examine the skin of your dog.
- It is necessary to periodically process the animal's stuff from parasites.
- It is recommended to promptly inject (vaccinate) against lichen for dogs.
- You must regularly visit the veterinarian.
A small conclusion
As you understand, the lichen has several types, each of which is distinguished by its signs, course, and also treatment. It is very important to correctly diagnose, because this depends on the way of healing. Improper treatment of lichen in dogs can lead to additional problems with animal health. The duration of recovery, as well as the outcome of the disease, depend on how quickly the medication was initiated.
We hope that now you understand how to carry out the treatment of depriving at home in dogs. Take care of your pets, love them, and they will repay you in return.