General information on Toxoplasmosis
Toxoplasmosis occurs in dogs when they ingest undercooked meats or the stools of infected cats. Cats are the definitive hosts and only cats excrete the oocytes in their stool. Dogs and humans can act as intermediate hosts; however, they cannot infect others since they do not excrete the oocyte spores.
Symptoms of Toxoplasmosis
The symptoms of Toxoplasmosis in dogs are loss of appetite, fever, cough, lethargy, rapid breathing, enlarged lymph nodes, weight loss, diarrhea, and swollen abdomen.
Treatments for Toxoplasmosis
If you suspect your dog may have Toxoplasmosis, seek veterinarian care immediately. Your veterinarian may recommend a treatment of antibiotics.
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