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Chagas Disease in Dogs

Treatment

 

Although several drugs have shown somewhat limited improvement in dogs during the acute stage, none produce a clinical “cure.” Unfortunately, even those that get treatment may progress to the chronic form of the disease. In these cases, supportive treatment of heart complications (e.g., heart arrythmias) is primary.

 

Living and Management

 

Dogs with Chagas disease and sudden heart complication have a guarded prognosis, while those with chronic forms of the disease typically have a more dismal outcome. In addition, due to the zoonotic nature of the disease, your veterinarian may recommend euthanizing the dog. 

 

 

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