Actinomycosis Is A Bacterial Infection That Causes Swollen Lymph Nodes, Fever, And Swollen Lymph Nodes In Dogs

Actinomycosis is a complex and serious infection. Different species of Actinomyces can cause infections. Some infections can penetrate deep within the body cavity or bones. It can be fatal. Early treatment with targeted antibiotic therapy offers dogs the best chance of recovery. Dogs that are allowed to roam outside without supervision are most at risk. Symptoms of actinomycanosis in dogs include swelling under the skin, swelling lymph nodes, and wounds (with or without discharge) Your dog may also have trouble eating or swallowing. Actinopathy is most often caused by a penetrating wound. It usually comes from a variety of sources. This could be a dog bite or a bite from a wild animal. Antibiotics may be the only treatment needed for mild to moderate infections. Penicillin is the antibiotic of choice for actinocycosis. Your doctor may prescribe a different antibiotic depending on the culture results, nature of the infection, and your dog's medical history. Recovery from actinomcosis and other bacterial infections can take weeks to months. Your dog will need to be on a long course of antibiotics. Other medications may be prescribed for pain management. Most dogs will recover if identified and treated early. However, severe cases are often fatal. Before spending time outdoors, grooming your dog well. Most foreign bodies can't be seen with the eye. If you suspect your pet is sick, call your vet immediately. For health-related questions, always consult your pet doctor, as they have examined your pet. . . .

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