- Health Library
- PetMD U
Very ill patients will need inpatient treatment. Treatment will involve intravenous fluid therapy to replace lost fluid, antibiotic therapy, and therapy to control diarrhea. Some dogs may also need electrolyte replacement therapy and/or blood transfusions.
Animals will need to be adequately cared for and proper hygiene will need to be maintained to help the animal return to good health. Your veterinarian may recommend that you keep your dog caged for a short time to prevent overexertion while it is recovering. This will also help you monitor your pet’s progress toward recovery.
The most effective way to prevent SPD in a dog is to preclude it from consuming raw fish.
A carrier of a disease; helps to move a disease from one animal to the next.
A type of parasitic flatworm, like the liver fluke found in sheep
Any disease of the lymph nodes
Small structures that filter out the lymph and store lymphocytes
Something that is related to the whole body and not just one particular part or organ