Auto immune disease in dogs is a serious disease in dogs. The systematic autoimmune disease is an uncommon disease and it causes at any age. The systematic autoimmune system means the immune system of the dog will fight against its own organs, cells, and tissues that protect them. This disease normally happens when a high amount of antigen-antibody complexes develops and deposit in the body. Thereby it hurts cells, tissues, organs since they usually attack several diseases.
The general symptoms include fever, anorexia, and lethargy. The other symptoms are specific to the particular types and are normally differentiated by the affected body system.
Growing pets in the home is good. But you must understand that your pets should be healthy so that the people in your home will be healthy. The tips that facilitate your pet stay healthy at your home are given in the site https://www.cdc.gov/healthypets/.
Some forms of systematic autoimmune diseases are explained below.
Hypoadrenocorticism happens when the antibodies in the body attack the adrenal gland of the dog. The symptoms are muscle weakness, weight reduction, depression, kidney failure, abdominal pain, lack of appetite etc.
Hemolytic Anemia disease normally occurs when dog’s antibodies attack its red blood cells and the symptoms consist anemia, jaundice, lethargy, swollen lymph nodes, swollen spleen, etc.
Systemic Lupus Erythematous autoimmune disease affects several organs of the dog. The symptoms of this disease vary based on the progression of the disease and the common symptoms include hair loss, arthritis, dandruff, anemia, weight loss, high body temperature, skin ulcers etc.
Thrombocytopenia happens when the antibodies of dogs attack platelets and thus preventing the blood’s capacity to clot properly. Sometimes it happens as a secondary form of Systemic lupus erythematosus. The general symptoms include nose bleeds, interior bleeding etc.
Myasthenia Gravis is an autoimmune disease that attacks acetylcholine receptors found in your dog muscles. Acetylcholine is a neurotransmitter that manages muscle function. Fatigue, muscle weakness, difficulty swallowing, Regurgitation of food are the symptoms of this disease.
The cause of systematic autoimmune diseases in dogs is not identified yet. Though the reason is not identified, exposing your dog to ultraviolet rays can increase the impact of the disease. It is hard to diagnose this disease since the symptoms of the systematic autoimmune system overlap and no two dogs exhibit the same symptoms.
Prognosis of dogs suffering from Systematic Autoimmune diseases differs greatly. Some dogs with this disease are in dying complications while some others live a healthy life. Anyway, treatment is required to lead a healthy life. You must remember to check your dog often for any side effects and symptoms. In the initial days of any diseases, you must take your dog to the veterinarian frequently and over a period of time, the frequency decreases.
Once your dog returned back home after recovery, you should provide it enough space for recovery. You should limit sunlight exposure, and allow outdoor exercises in dawn or twilight times. You must ensure strict diet for your dog as per the instructions that are given by the veterinarian. The cost of the autoimmune diseases varies based on the intensity of the disease, location, reputation of the veterinarian and few other factors.