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Treatment for nocardiosis is largely dependent upon the site of infection and subsequent symptoms. If pleural effusion is apparent, hospitalization will be necessary to prevent dehydration. Surgical drainage of the fluid may even be required. Otherwise, long-term antibiotic therapy is vital for fighting off the infection.
Because nocardiosis frequently affects the musculoskeletal and central nervous system, it is imperative that you carefully monitor the dog for fever, weight loss, seizures, breathing difficulties, and lameness for at least one year after therapy.
General cleanliness and frequent disinfection of your dog's wounds or cuts may help prevent this type of infection, especially if your dog has a weakened immune system.
Any type of pain or tenderness or lack of soundness in the feet or legs of animals
Small structures that filter out the lymph and store lymphocytes
Wasting away or being excessively weak or thin
The escape of fluid or blood into tissues or body spaces or cavities
Having a hard time breathing; breathing takes great pains
A medical condition in which the body has lost fluid or water in excessive amounts