There are many diseases in pets which may lead to sepsis or give symptoms of septic like conditions. Bacteremia and septicemia occur when the persistent presence of bacterial organisms in a dog’s bloodstream becomes systemic, meaning that it has spread throughout the body. This is also referred to as blood poisoning and septic fever. This condition becomes very dangerous when it leads to abnormally low blood pressure and high body temperature and can be fatal if left untreated. In severe cases, when the condition has progressed to septic shock, treatment alone will not be enough to save an animal.
Symptoms and Types
There are several signs and symptoms of both septicemia (blood infection) and bacteremia in dogs. Remember that septicemia and bacteremia are not the same things, although they are similar, and are often used interchangeably.
- Sepsis and bacteremia in dogs may develop slowly or suddenly
- Signs and symptoms may vary, or they may involve many different organ systems, including the cardiovascular system
- Symptoms are often confused with the signs and symptoms of many other immune-regulated diseases
- Clinical symptoms are often more severe when the organisms involved are gram-negative organisms. These types of organisms are more likely to cause diseases in the dog
- Typically, dogs will develop signs and symptoms of the disease in the gastrointestinal tract first
- Initial physical signs and symptoms typically include chills, fever, and lethargy
- Depression symptoms are common in dogs
- Tachycardia (rapid heartbeat) and heart murmur are common
The causes for sepsis and bacteremia in dogs typically include exposure to gram-negative organisms or those organisms that cause diseases in their hosts, including the E. Coli bacteria. Conditions that may increase the likelihood of sepsis:
Surgery, especially if the location of the surgery is infected Existing infections Immune system disorders Pneumonia Uterine infection Urinary tract infection Skin infection Any condition that lowers the immune system places a dog at risk for contraction of a bacterial disease.following are few common bacterial diseases which lead to sepsis.
One cause of septic shock could be an untreated, severe infection, such as from:
- Ruptured intestines (typically from intestinal cancer or a foreign body obstruction) · Joint infection · Blood infection
- Kidney infection (e.g., polynephritis) · Uterine infection in intact females (e.g., pyometra)
- Prostatic infection in male dogs (e.g., prostatic abscess) · Pancreatic infection (e.g., pancreatitis or pancreatic abscess)
- Severely infected wound (e.g., abscess or bite wound) or most commonly INFECTION of EAR · Pneumonia
- Bacterial infection in the vertebrae (e.g., disk or spondylitis) · Bacterial infection on the heart valves (e.g., bacterial endocarditis)
- Ruptured organs (e.g., a ruptured stomach secondary to gastric dilatation-volvulus, a ruptured bladder secondary to bladder stones, or a ruptured gall bladder secondary to gall bladder stones
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