LEPTOSPIROSIS IN DOGS – EARLY SYMPTOMS & HERBAL MEDICINE
Dogs are one of the faithful companies and they will always love you unconditionally. It becomes our job to be careful of them as they cant take care of themselves along with that they are more prone to infections. One of these infections is Leptospirosis which can range from being mild to severe conditions like kidney injury, respiratory problems, and even death. It is important to notice clinical symptoms that they present so that they can be treated as there are chances that they can spread to human beings also. In this Article we are going to discuss ayurvedic treatment for Leptospirosis in Dogs in detail along with its herbal medicine.
WHAT IS LEPTOSPIROSIS IN DOGS?
Leptospirosis in dogs is one of the infectious diseases which is caused due to the bacteria caused by leptospira. This bacterial disease can lead to serious damage to the liver and kidney as well, in some severe cases it might lead to death as well. It is commonly passed on by the urine of other animals or through infected water or soil. Other than dogs it can also be seen in animals like raccoons, wolves, deer and rats as well. Most of the dogs are infected with this disease by getting in contact with other infected animals. Leptospira bacteria can easily enter through the lining around the nose, eyelid and mouth as well and also the scratches present on the skin.
WHAT EXACTLY HAPPENS WHEN THE DOG IS INFECTED WITH LEPTOSPIROSIS?
After getting infected the bacteria goes into the bloodstream and there it multiples, then it goes to tissue. They then mainly move on to the kidney and liver resulting in damaging the organ. Within 8 to 10 days of the infection, the immune system of the dog starts to produce antibodies to clear up the infection. But when the damage caused by the bacteria leads to liver and kidney failure or both becomes fatal.
In most cases the dogs with mild infection recover easily but the time may vary. But it is seen that the dogs who might appear to be well recovered may have some amount of bacteria in their body especially in the kidney. Some of them might carry the bacteria in the tissue and they become carriers.
WHAT ARE THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF LEPTOSPIROSIS?
Some of the commonly seen symptoms in the infected dogs are
- Loss of appetite
- Increased urination
- Increased thirst
They might also develop the symptoms of Jaundice meaning the mouth and eyes appear to be yellow. In some of the cases there might be bleeding. In some cases the illness develops very quickly and in some it might be rapidly fatal.
HOW CAN LEPTOSPIROSIS BE DIAGNOSED IN DOGS?
It is difficult to get a diagnosis of Leptospirosis through the routine test but there are tests that can help in diagnosis of the disease. This includes tests like CBC (Complete blood count) which will indicate high white cells or decreased platelets, Urinalysis will show the presence of protein which indicates the inflammation of the kidney. At last Serum Biochemistry might indicate abnormal levels of sodium, chlorid, phosphorus as well as potassium.
HERBAL MEDICINE FOR LEPTOSPIROSIS IN DOG BY PLANET AYURVEDA
Ayurveda has so many herbs which are beneficial for treating dogs with Leptospirosis and made from pure herbs free from chemicals. Planet Ayurveda is run by Dr. Vikram Chauhan and is the CEO of this company. The herbal medicines are 100% natural and vegetarian and also these herbs are without any preservatives. The products are made from standardized extracts of the potent herbs. They are free from side-effects as they are clinically tested and made under the supervision of an MD Ayurveda Doctor. Here are the medicine that can help in treating the disease including.
- Mutrakrichantak Churna
- Mahashankh Vati
- Punarnava Mandur
- Sanjivani Vati
1. MUTRAKRICHANTAK CHURNA
It is best known for the disease that are mainly related to the kidney problems and is made from herbs like Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa), Bhumi amla (Phyllanthus Niruri),Varun (Crateva nurvala), Shigru (Moringa oleifera), Gokshur (Tribulus terrestris)etc. It being one of the wonderful medicines helps in regulating the levels of creatinine and urea levels making the kidney healthy. Along with that it also helps in treating dogs urinary infection and kidney stones as well.
Dosage:- Half teaspoonful twice daily with water after meals.
2. MAHASHANKH VATI
It consists of some effective herbs like Chitrak (Plumbago zeylanica), Danti (Bailospermum montanum), Yavkshaar (Natural Potassium carbonate) etc. This herbal medicine is basically used in treating all kinds of digestive troubles like indigestion, hyperacidity, and pain in the abdomen. Along with that it can be very effective in treating the loss of appetite which is common in dogs with Leptospirosis.
Dosage:- Two tablets twice daily ten minutes before the meal.
3. PUNARNAVA MANDUR
It is made from the herbs like Punarnava (Boerhaavia diffusa), Shunti (Zingiber officinale), Pippali (Piper longum), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Chavya (Piper chaba) etc. It is very helpful in treating the liver and making it healthy again by improving the function. It is one of the effective herbal medicines that is effective against liver enlargement, jaundice which is quite commonly seen in leptospirosis.
Dosage:- Two tablet twice daily with water after meals.
4. SANJIVANI VATI
It is packed with the herbs Vidanga (Embelia ribes), Pippali (Piper longum), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Vacha (Acorus calamus) and many more. It is packed with antispasmodic and carminative properties which help in treating any kind of digestive problem. It will naturally help in reducing weakness by improving the appetite of the dog. Along with that it will reduce the infection from the body naturally.
Dosage:- One tablet twice daily with water after meals.
Dogs can’t speak and being their best friend we can only notice the symptoms that we can see. Leptospirosis is a disease that can lead to fatal situations. As mentioned above, one should pay attention to the symptoms shown by them. All herbal medicine can help in getting rid of the infection naturally and making them healthy as well as happy again.
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