There are many diseases in pets which may lead to sepsis or show symptoms of septic like conditions. Bacteremia is the presence of bacterial organisms in the dogs blood stream whereas septicimea is the presence of microbes and their toxins in the system for a prolonged period. When the infection is spread through out the body, it is known as systemic infection. This is also known as blood poisoning or septic fever. This condition is fatal when it leads to abnormally low blood pressure and high body temperature and may lead to death if left untreated. In severe cases, when the condition has progressed to septic shock, treatment alone is not enough to save the 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, although they are related, 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, like the cardiovascular system in severe cases.
- 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 bacteria. This type of organisms are more likely to cause diseases in the dogs.
- Primarily, dogs will develop signs and symptoms of the disease in the gastrointestinal tract.
- Initial physical signs and symptoms typically include chills, fever, and lethargy.
- Symptoms of depression are common in affected dogs.
- Tachycardia (rapid heart beat) and heart murmur can also be observed.
The causes for sepsis or bacteremia in dogs typically includes exposure to host specific disease causing micro-organisms like E.coli. 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 infections, urinary tract infections, skin infections, etc. may predispose sepsis. Any condition that lowers the immune system, places the dog at risk of contracting a bacterial infection.
One reason for septic shock could be an untreated severe infection, such as:
- Ruptured intestines (typically from intestinal cancer or a foreign body obstruction), arthritis, or blood infection.
- Kidney infection like polynephritis, uterine infections in intact females like pyometra.
- Prostatic infection in male dogs like prostatic abscess, pancreatic infections like pancreatitis or pancreatic abscess.
- Severely infected wounds as in case of abscess or bite wounds or most commonly infections in the ear or pneumonia.
- Bacterial infection in the vertebrae as in case of spondylitis, bacterial infection on the heart valves as seen in 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).
Homeopathic Cure of Septic Conditions in Dog
SEPTIGO for pets is the best remedy for the treating conditions of sepsis anywhere in the body with exceptional improvement in metritis and pyometra conditions. It cures septic or septic like symptoms in any part of the body.
Homeopathic remedies work on the principle of “similia similibus curanter” which means “like cures like”, so is SEPTIIGO. Hence, such formulations that cause symptoms like a diseased animal in a healthy one are used to prepare this wonder drug formula to be able to treat sepsis of varied reasons. It is a formulation that is developed by a renowned Indian veterinarian after consulting many homeopaths and conducting advanced field trails over the years.