Fungal Infection (Histoplasmosis) in Dogs
Veterinarians will usually treat this condition with medications on an outpatient basis. If inpatient treatment is recommended, it may be as the result of your dog being unable to absorb nutrients properly (malabsorption) due to the intestinal disorder. If this is the case, your veterinarian will administer drugs, nutrients, and fluids intravenously until the condition has improved.
Living and Management
After the initial treatment, your dog's activity level should be reduced until it is fully recovered. Cage rest, or restriction to an enclosed environment will limit your dog's movement enough so that it will not stress itself and prolong the recovery period. If the condition does recur, a second course of treatment may be needed.
To prevent the development of histoplasmosis, you will need to try to steer your dog away from areas that are suspected areas of exposure to the histoplasma fungus, such as where birds, poultry or bats might roost, or around soil that is obviously contaminated with bird droppings.
A medical condition in which the lymph nodes are inflamed
A term for a type of neoplasm that is made up of lymphoid tissue; these masses are usually malignant in nature
An in-depth examination of the properties of urine; used to determine the presence or absence of illness
Small structures that filter out the lymph and store lymphocytes
The impairment of nutrient intake into the intestines
Another term for jaundice
The feces of an animal
Having a hard time breathing; breathing takes great pains
A medical condition in which the small intestines are inflamed
A condition of the blood in which normal red blood cell counts or hemoglobin are lacking.
A condition in which the skin becomes yellow in color as do the mucous membranes; this is due to excess amounts of bilirubin.
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