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Tuesday 18th of December 2018


General information on Botulism

Botulism is a disease that is caused by neurotoxins that are produced by the bacteria Clostridium botulinum. The disease is usually acquired by eating an infected carcass or eating canned foods that were not canned properly. Botulism can be a fatal disease, but, fortunately, it is rare in dogs.

Symptoms of Botulism

The symptoms for botulism may be extreme weakness, slowed heart rate, and slow breathing. The dog may die from this disease. Dogs with this disease are typically alert, but are unable to stand.

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Treatments for Botulism

The treatment for botulism is usually a hospitalization with intravenous fluids and in very severe cases a respirator may be required to assist with breathing. Antitoxins are also available. When the disease is caught early on, the recovery rate is quite good. Mildly affected dogs may recover without treatment.

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Seek the advice of your vet or other qualified pet care provider before you decide on any treatment or for answers to any questions you may have regarding a canine medical symptom or medical condition.

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