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Fungal Infection (Pneumocystosis) of the Lung in Dogs

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Treatment

 

Hospitalization and intensive care is required in severe cases. This may include oxygen therapy to minimize respiratory discomfort and prevent further decrease in the blood's oxygen level, and antibiotics to control infection. In these cases, dogs are kept in isolation to minimize exposure to other pathogens. Physical therapy may also be used to promote the removal of secretion from the lungs, while intravenous fluids are used to correct dehydration.

 

Living and Management

 

Prognosis will ultimately depend on the disease that has caused the immunodeficiency. However, it is generally promising in less severely affected patients that have undergone treatment early.

 

Regular monitoring of blood gases, pulse, and thoracic radiography is required to monitor the dog's response to the treatment. In addition, you should restrict the dog's activity level to a minimum and allow it to rest in a cage. If you should notice any signs of a deteriorating condition, such as coughing, respiratory discomfort, etc., call your veterinarian immediately.

 

 

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