The first stage of rabies in dogs is characterized by a usually abrupt change in her normal behavior. The animal becomes irritable, capricious, does not respond to the call, barking without apparent reason, hiding in dark corners, or, conversely, becoming too affectionate.
In addition to behavior, rabies dog changes the appetite. She may be anorexic, but at the same time to swallow a variety of inedible objects such as stones, pieces of wood, straw.
At the initial stage of rabies swallowing dog at times difficult. You can even seem that the animal in the throat a fish bone stuck. The dog always wants to drink, but she manages to swallow a very small amount of fluid.
The first stage of rabies in dogs you can determine, and increased salivation, and loose feces mixed with foreign objects. A distinctive feature of the initial stage of rabies is also strengthening the sexual instinct in the animal.
The second stage of rabies in a dog occurs usually 1-3 days after infection and lasts about three days. You may notice too violent behavior of animal: dog rips the surrounding objects, furiously digging the ground with their claws. The appearance of rabies the animal expresses horror, cruelty and suffering. Fits of rage are replaced by a state of apathy to everything.
The voice of a dog in the second stage of rabies becomes hoarse, barking gives way to a long howl. The animal tends to run away from home, and anywhere. On your way the dog tries to bite all the oncoming animals and people.
Unnoticed, the second stage of rabies passes into the third nerve. Its duration does not exceed 4-5 days. The dog is paralysis of the tongue, the pharynx, mandible, pelvic girdle. Then the animal falls into a coma and dies.
Unfortunately, the cure of rabies has not yet been invented. To help your dog is possible only by destroying it. The only way to deal with this deadly infection is the timely vaccination of the animal.
Advice 2: How is transmitted to humans rabies
Rabies is an infectious disease that is deadly. The pathogen is transmitted to humans by the bite of an infected animal (wild or domesticated). The virus enters the nervous system and causes severe brain and spinal cord.
The rabies virus is in the saliva of a sick animal in a large amount, the blood, feces and urine are non-contagious. Human infection often occurs from the following animals: dogs, cats, foxes, wolves, jackals, raccoons, foxes, bats. Human infection with rabies is possible by the bite of an infected animal or contact with its saliva on broken skin (wounds, scratches, abrasions).
In very rare cases, infection occurs by inhalation of air or dust containing the virus. Known cases of rabies workers, processing skins of foxes patients. The contamination in case of contact of intact skin with urine, faeces, blood of infected animals and also by eating their meat. People infected with rabies, can not be transferred to another person. Virus diseases die outside of the body of man or beast. On it are harmful sun rays, disinfectants.
The bite or contact with saliva of a sick animal, you must contact your physician for vaccination. Rabies develops in only 1 of 6 bitten even in the absence of any treatment. In the case of infection the incubation period lasts from 3 weeks to 3 months, sometimes it can continue for several years. At the stage Podnimalas phase is observed vomiting, fever, headache, pain at the bite location. With the defeat of the autonomic nervous system appears lacrimation and salivation.
In the second stage of development appear spasms of the throat, breathing difficulties, there is hyperactivity, increased anxiety, involuntary movement, confusion and delirium, may develop paralysis. As a result of the paralysis stop breathing and heartbeat. The mortality rate in this disease is almost 100%. Most often people die in 7-14 days after the onset of symptoms. An effective method of treatment of rabies does not exist. Described few cases of recovery therapy "Ribavirin" and "Amantadine".
Virus infection can be avoided if after the bite of an infected animal were timed preventive treatment. For the prevention of rabies, the people that come in contact with wild or stray Pets must be vaccinated against rabies. This vaccine required veterinarians, dog breeders, Rangers. The vaccine makes several times according to the scheme: first vaccination, then 7 days. - second and 30 days - third. After a year needs the vaccine. After that, booster shots are doing 1 every 3 years.