How to treat liver in a spaniel
In connection with the rapid development of medicine and the expansion of the ability to diagnose diseases of internal organs in animals, it turned out that liver diseases are very common and often cause the death of pets. As you know, spaniels are no exception and very often suffer from liver diseases.
If there is a suspicion of a disease, the spaniel should be shown to the veterinarian who will conduct an examination and, if an ailment is found, will give recommendations for its treatment and select effective drugs.
Treatment of hepatopathy consists in maintaining the vital activity of the animal until the liver cells begin to recover. After identifying, eliminating the cause of the disease and starting its therapy, cell regeneration begins after 10 days.
Treatment is carried out in three stages:
– Stop hepatonecrisis.
– Normalization of the liver and improvement of its condition.
– Restoring the function of this body by eliminating the symptoms of the disease.
For therapy, the spaniel is injected intravenously with 30 mg of Prednisalone per day, and diuresis is stimulated with mannitol, which eliminates puffiness. In addition, a glucose solution and hemodesis, which are mixed in a ratio of 20: 1, as well as glutamic acid and choline chloride, should be administered intravenously. Oxy-gene therapy should be carried out using Alvezin.
In order to slow down and stop the formation of ammonia in the body of a spaniel, it is necessary to clean its intestines and at the same time give the animal antibiotics.
If hepatopathy has developed into a chronic form, the dog needs to ensure peace, exclude outdoor games, switch it to dietary nutrition, reducing some of the proteins in the diet. If the dog is obese, the daily energy value of the food must also be reduced.
It is recommended that you give flax decoction or glycerin to the spaniel. The formation of ammonia and the development of putrefactive processes in the intestine in the chronic course of the disease will help stop bifidumbacterin and antibiotics. According to the instructions, the animal must be administered Prednisone, as well as vitamins and choleretic drugs.
Treatment should be carried out under the supervision of a veterinarian.
How to determine the age of a spaniel
The need to determine the age of the spaniel appears if he got into the house from the shelter or if you found him on the street. Knowing the age of the dog is necessary in order to properly compile the pet’s diet and determine the dosage of medications in case of animal illness.
The age of the spaniel can be determined in the following ways:
1. Tooth. There are special tables that indicate compliance with the age of the dog tooth changes or the degree of wear of certain pairs of teeth. It is also worth considering that the bite of an animal can affect the degree of abrasion. If it is formed incorrectly, it will be more difficult to diagnose age in this way, and the result will be approximate.
Changing the teeth of spaniel puppies ends when they reach the age of seven months. That is why, if a spaniel with new and permanent teeth appears in your house, its approximate age is 1-1.5 years. The presence of yellow plaque on the inside of the teeth indicates that the spaniel is 2 years old. If the teeth have tartar, then the dog is 3-5 years old, and if some of the animal’s teeth have already fallen out, then the dog is more than 5 years old. In this case, the owner should worry about caring for the teeth of his new pet.
2. By muscle mass. Young members of the breed have much more muscle mass than bone mass. This is due to the high mobility of young spaniels and their playfulness. Due to the fact that by age, the mobility of spaniels decreases, the amount of their muscle mass decreases.
3. The structure of the coat. In young dogs, the coat is more pleasant to the touch: it is soft, smooth and silky. In older dogs, the hairline becomes coarser and greasy. At the age of 6-7 years, areas of bald spots appear in the spaniels, gray, and the muzzle gradually becomes completely gray.
4. In the eyes. The eyes of the young dog are vibrant and clear. By the age of 9-12, they begin to sink, the lens of the eye becomes cloudy, and the pupil expands.
It is worth noting that even an old dog with proper care and a good attitude can live a few more years.