Friends, have you seen this picture?
Are you already raising the corners of your mouth, ready to laugh?
The puppy looked like she was wearing sexy ripped black stockings and a subtle smoky make-up.
The styling looks really funny.
I am just like you. When I first saw the picture posted by a netizen, I was laughing and wondering how this spicy little Baga put mud on his eyes.
There is always a lot of understanding in the comment area. Out of curiosity, I clicked on the comment area.
Then my grinning mouth immediately closed.
Infected with Babesia? Blood disease?
Oh my God! The more I understand the horror of babesiosis, the more I feel guilty for my actions just now.
Because this is a blood protozoal disease with a high fatality rate, it is known as the invisible killer of dogs.
In other words, this puppy has faced death.
The "torn black stockings" and "smoky makeup" on her body are all sequelae of fighting the God of Death.
Due to the medication, the puppy lost all the hair on its limbs and face, and also developed large areas of melanin deposition.
It finally became what it is now.
What exactly is Babesia?
First of all, Babesia is Babesia, scorchworm, scorchworm, etc.A type of protozoa in the order Anthropoda, which is a general term for a variety of parasites that live in the blood cells of mammals.
How is Babesia spread and infected?
Yes, it is transmitted through tick bites.
It’s the bad guy again.
When a dog is bitten by a tick carrying Babesia, Babesia can enter the dog's body along with the blood.
The parasites parasitize in blood cells, destroy red blood cells, and then cause blood diseases.
Dogs infected with babesiosis may initially experience symptoms such as listlessness, loss of appetite, lethargy, fever, anemia, and jaundice.
In severe cases, symptoms such as systemic inflammatory response syndrome, purulent conjunctivitis, splenomegaly, and hematuria may occur.
If not treated promptly, it can be life-threatening.
However, the most deadly thing about this disease is that it has an incubation period of 10-28 days, and the onset is mostly chronic or atypical.
And the current diagnostic method for this disease is mainly blood smear. This method is actually not very effective in detecting Babesia parvum.
Therefore, it is often possible to delay the best time for treatment.
As for the treatment of babesiosis, special antiprotozoal drugs, antibiotics and supportive therapy are often used for comprehensive diagnosis and treatment.
For severe cases, blood transfusion treatment is also required.
In short, once a dog is infected with babesiosis, the treatment process is very painful, the risk of death is also very high, and the owner will also spend a lot of money.
Even so, babesiosis may recur and have various sequelae.
The probability of such a serious disease should not be high, right?
This disease is very widely distributed and occurs in all countries in the world.
In our country, not only the tenacious ticks are widely distributed, but Babesia is also very widely distributed.
There are cases of Babesia infection in North China, Central China, South China, and even the Northeast and Northwest.
In northern areas, summer and autumn may be the peak season, while in warmer southern areas, you should be more careful all year round.
How to help dogs avoid BabesiaInfect?
Nothing else, the most effective method is: deworming.
Because transmission must rely on ticks, controlling and eliminating ticks can prevent dogs from being infected with Babesia.
Try to choose an anthelmintic with a comprehensive range of anthelmintics, use a combination of internal and external anthelmintics, check for any leaks and fill in the gapsTake your dog out, span>Minimize playing in taller grass.
After going out to play, you need to check the dog’s body surface promptly to see if there are any tick bites on the body.
Once you find a tick on your dog, never remove it without permission.
Because of incorrect techniques, the tick's mouthparts may remain in the dog's body, causing infection.
Take your dog to the hospital as soon as possible and ask a doctor to remove the tick and disinfect the wound. Afterwards, you should always pay attention to the wound condition and the dog's condition.
Once the wound becomes red, swollen, inflamed, or the dog’s condition is abnormal, take the dog to the hospital for examination immediately.
After learning about babesiosis, no one will probably laugh at the "ragged black stockings and smoky makeup" puppies anymore.
But I lamented how lucky this dog is and how much its owner loves it.
Only in this way can we snatch it back from the hands of death.