6 Tips For Treating Rottweiler Flu written

6 Tips For Treating Rottweiler Flu
written by: belshadai

With many different types of dog breeds to choose from, it may be a bit difficult to identify the right one that meets your needs and requirements. If you’re looking for a good companion with muscular body, smartness, steady temperament and calm nature, then Rottweiler could be the ideal option. But just like other types of dog breeds, there are some health problems that plague Rottweilers such as flu. The flu is triggered by the H3N8 (also known as influenza virus A). Common symptoms of dog flu include persistent cough, runny nose, sneezing, runny eyes, dehydration, fever, weakness and so on. It is advisable to treat the condition promptly.

6 Tips For Treating Rottweiler Flu

Cough suppressants

If the Rottweiler exhibits less serious flu symptoms such as mild cough and other related symptoms, then the condition can be easily managed. Cough suppressants are effective in controlling the cough that comes with the flu. Rottweilers usually develop low-grade fever as a result of flu. But if they experience high fever, then it may show the presence of secondary opportunistic infections.

Antibiotics

If your Rottweiler has been diagnosed with flu, your vet can prescribe a 10-21 day course of antibiotics. Antibiotics help treat secondary bacterial infections present in mild and severe cases of flu. If the dog is suspected to have several bacterial infections, many different antibiotics can be simultaneously prescribed. Fluoroquinolone or Cephalosporins plus penicillin are the most effective antibiotic families for treating secondary infections such as kennel cough (also known as Bordetella) and pneumonia which may come with flu.

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