How to Treat Dog Flu
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The dog flu medically termed canine influenza is an infection that can be passed from dog to dog. If your dog has come down with this flu it is best to see a veterinarian for formal diagnosis and treatment.normally consists of a combination of rest hydration and sometimes medications both for symptom management as well as antibiotics to prevent secondary bacterial infection. If your dog is otherwise healthy they should recover after about a week. If your dog has a preexisting health condition such as heart or kidney disease then they will need plenty of nursing care to support them through a difficult time. Understand that there is no medical cure for canine influenza. Rather your dogs veterinarian will offer what is called supportive care. Supportive care is basically a combination of symptom management and rest so that your dogs immune system is optimized and best able to fight off the virus. Your dogs immune system is the only thing that can actually fight off the bug itself.
Give your dog fluids. The vet may offer your dog extra fluids sometimes via an IV if your dog has become dehydrated as a result of fighting off canine influenza. If the dehydration is only mild encouraging your dog to drink more water orally may be sufficient.
Encourage your dog to eat. A sick dog may not have much interest in eating but it is important for your dog to keep their strength up. If your dog will not eat try warming some wet or canned food and offering it to them. The dog may allow you to hand feed them or may be interested in eating their favorite treats. If nothing seems to be working ask your vet about Oralade a liquid food that you can give your dog via syringe.
Ask about medications for symptom management. While it is never wise to try and give your dog human medications such as Tylenol Advil or other cold and flu medications your vet can advise you as to pet friendly alternatives that can help to decrease the bothersome symptoms for your dog as his or her immune system works to fight off the virus. Speak to your vet if you would like medications to help with pain fever and/or runny nose and congestion symptoms in your dog all of which are often present in cases of canine influenza.Treatment
Most dogs recover within 2 to 3 weeks
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