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Lobar Pneumonia In Dogs:Causes, Treatment, and Related Symptoms

Dog Medicine
Overview
Lobar pneumonia in dogs is an acute inflammation of the entire lung lobe, also known as fibrinous pneumonia or Grubb's pneumonia. The main clinical features were high fever retention, rust-colored nasal fluid, and extensive dullness on lung auscultation.

Causes of Lobar Pneumonia In Dogs

The disease is caused by infection or allergic reaction. Infection is mainly caused by pneumococcus, Streptococcus and Staphylococcus infections. Some infectious diseases can be secondary to lobar pneumonia. Cold, long distance transportation, poor environmental hygiene, inhalation of irritating gas are the important causes of this disease.
 

Symptoms Of Lobar Pneumonia In Dogs

The body temperature was elevated with persistent fever, the number of pulses increased, the respiratory rate increased, he had mixed dyspnea, and he was depressed, with occasional short, painful coughs and rust-colored nasal fluid. Occasionally, the mucosa is hyperemic and yellow.
 

Diagnostic Criteria For Lobar Pneumonia In Dogs

The diagnosis of lobar pneumonia can be made on the basis of the clinical examination features of high fever retention and rust-colored nasal fluid, combined with auscultation and percussion changes, laboratory white blood cell examination and X-ray findings.
 

Treatment of Lobar Pneumonia In Dogs

1, antibacterial anti-inflammatory with penicillin G, 20 ~ 40 thousand units /kg body weight, 4 times a day intramuscular injection, to the body temperature returned to normal after 3-4 days.
2. Antitussive and expectorant drugs can be used in symptomatic treatment of cough; When fever can be used physical cooling or intramuscular injection of antipyretic drugs; Oxygen should be administered when breathing is difficult. "When pleurisy occurs, pleural effusion must be repeatedly withdrawn and antibiotics injected into the thorax."
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