General information on Histoplasmosis
Histoplasmosis is a fungal infection. This fungus is found in the soil and enters the body through the lungs. Histoplasmosis can affect dogs, cats, and humans. Infections are more common in outside dogs, particularly hunting dogs.
Symptoms of Histoplasmosis
The symptoms of Histoplasmosis are weight loss, fever, loss of appetite, depression, labored breathing, cough, diarrhea, bloody stool.
Treatments for Histoplasmosis
Hystoplasmosis symptoms may clear up on their own. If they do not clear up, a veterinarian may suggest a treatment of an oral antifungal drug. The treatment usually lasts several months or longer.
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