Autumn diseases in dogs

Autumn diseases in dogs

With the arrival of autumn, the summer heat begins to lose its effect. The temperature difference between night and day increases significantly.
 
Especially the coolness in the early morning and the severe temperature drop after sunset in the evening are typical phenomena for autumn. Just like us, dogs may experience difficulties in adaptation and weakening of the immune system during the adaptation process during seasonal transitions. It is possible to list the diseases that can be encountered in our friends in the cool and rainy autumn season as follows:
- Vomiting and diarrhea:In autumn, it is always possible for our dogs to catch a cold in the stomach and intestinal system during their walks in the early morning and in the evening after the effect of the sun has passed. This case may be characterized by acute onset of vomiting and severe diarrhea. As the electrolyte balance of the dog's body will be disrupted as a result of diarrhea and vomiting, weakness, loss of appetite and a decrease in the desire to move can be observed. In addition, the ingestion of grass or grass that has fallen dew in the morning cold by our friend may cause an increase in bacteria and single-celled parasites in the digestive system, as can be seen after rain. This can result in diarrhea and vomiting, just like with a cold. In both cases, it would be best for your dog's health to contact your veterinarian.
-Gas accumulation-gas pain:As a result of the cold of the digestive system with bacteria and parasites that can be taken with wet grass eating, severe gas accumulation may occur in the intestines. In this case, weakness, stagnation, tension in the abdomen, loss of appetite, reluctance to move and even lameness due to pain can be observed. Again, it will be essential to apply to our friend's veterinary clinic, which aims to relieve him of the gas and pain that is bothering him.
- Stomach vertigo:Although it is defined as a disease of unknown cause, this very dangerous and potentially fatal phenomenon is statistically most commonly observed in dogs in the autumn months. Gas accumulating in the stomach due to a cold or eating grass can cause the stomach to twist around itself at various degrees. This phenomenon, which is characterized by excessive drooling, groaning, resistance to movement, high level of weakness, severe bloating in the abdomen, tension and hunched posture, requires access to animal hospitals for emergency response.

-Respiratory tract diseases:The temperature difference between day and night and the decrease in immunity in autumn can cause respiratory diseases, which can also be contagious, to come to light in dogs. Intense coughing, sneezing, nasal and eye discharge, sputum production or trying to remove it, weakness, loss of appetite and fever are among the symptoms of respiratory diseases. It is important that you contact your veterinarian as soon as possible.
- Urinary tract diseases: Cold and humid weather can cause your friend to get cold in the urinary tract, which can trigger urinary tract infections. In this case, painful urination, cuts, small and frequent urination, restlessness, inflammation and blood in the urine may be encountered. It is important that you contact your clinic as soon as possible.
-Skin and hair problems:Our friend, who is trying to change his fur in preparation for cold weather, may increase his susceptibility to skin and hair diseases during adaptation. If symptoms such as local or widespread baldness on the body, erosion, redness and itching occur on the skin, it will be inevitable to consult your physician. Here are the precautions that can be taken to minimize and prevent the diseases of this autumn season, which may bother you and your friend, as follows

- To prevent the dogs with short and fine hair from getting cold by wearing clothes in the morning and evening walks.
- If we are caught in the rain during the tour, to dry our friend by not leaving them wet and not to expose them to the wind when wet.
-Not to make sudden diet and food changes, especially in the autumn months.
-Avoid shaving practices in the fall.
-To support skin and hair integrity by brushing and combing every other day.
-Using food and supplements to strengthen the immune system.
-Avoid intense exercise and games with a full stomach during cold hours.
-To prevent contact with friends who show symptoms of respiratory disease in the parks where you take your dog for socialization and play.
- Control and support the kennels and rain shelters of dogs living in the garden.
-And especially during these periods, controlling your friend's grass and grass eating behavior will be protective.