Symptoms of leismaniosis in your pet
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Leismaniosis in dogs is a disease of great importance due to several reasons. One of them is the prevalence that it has and in addition, it must be said that it is an endemic disease in more than 70 countries, especially in the Mediterranean basin. It is important to know what the symptoms of leismaniosis are so that we can take our four-legged friend to the vet so that he or she says what to do.
What you need to know about leismaniosis
Although not all breeds of dog are equally susceptible to this disease, there are other species that seem to have greater predisposition, such as the German shepherd, the boxer or the rotweiller among others.
We should never stop looking at our dog to see if he has any kind of symptom that can be associated with this disease so that we can detect it in time. Among the different symptoms that a dog may suffer with leismaniosis, they can highlight:
- Due to glomerulonephritis, you can see how the dog suffers from hematuria. Also, another condition that can accompany hematuria is proteinuria.
- Another of the symptoms of leismaniosis in dogs is the difficulty of walking since it can affect the central or peripheral nervous system, making it more difficult for you to do something so simple.
- Blatension is another symptom, due to hepatosplenomegaly and lymphadenopathies.
- They may also have vision problems such as corneal involvement or conjunctivitis. This will make the dog’s eye or eyes red at all timea.
- Colitis can develop in diarrhea, which is not as common in dogs without this disease.
Leishmaniasis can manifest itself in many different ways. Therefore, it is recommended to know what the main symptoms are and when we detect them, take our four-legged friend to the vet to review it and make the most appropriate decision to the treatment he needs.