How to do if a dog has a cold?

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How to do if a dog has a cold?

Real cold in dogs is a systemic symptom characterized by inflammation of the mucosa of the upper respiratory tract. Colds tend to occur in early spring, late autumn and when the climate changes suddenly. Most of the causes are due to sudden cold stimulation, such as winter thief wind invasion, cold season sleeping in the open, rain, dog bathing after not timely blowing dry hair and so on.
After a dog has a cold, there will be sneezing, runny nose, increased eye discharge, cough and other symptoms. Therefore, when the dog is found to have such symptoms, pet owners should take reasonable measures to help their dog recover as soon as possible. 

So, how to do if a dog has a cold?

1.Take warm measures in time

If the dog has a cold, do not give the dog a bath or vaccination, otherwise it may aggravate the dog's cold condition. In addition, if the weather is hot, don't let the dog stay in the air-conditioned room to blow air, keep the room ventilated and dry. If Iit is cold, put warm clothes on the dog, blanket or hot water bottle in the kennel and let the dog rest in the warm room for a few days.

2. Strengthen the supply of nutrition

The reason why the dog will catch a cold is likely to be because the dog's own immunity is weak, a little attention to the disease.

Therefore, it is necessary for pet owners to incorporate some pet nutritional supplements, into their dog's daily diet to help strengthen the dog's nutrition during the cold.

3. check for fever

When a dog has a cold, it is likely to have a fever, because its resistance is reduced. Therefore, pet owners need to regularly measure the dog's temperature with a pet thermometer or a mercury thermometer. Once the dog's cold temperature exceeds 39.5℃, they should immediately take the dog to the pet hospital for a pyretic injection or feed the pyretic medicine under the guidance of a veterinarian. Don't blindly feed yourself human cold medicine so as not to use the wrong medication or drug composition that can cause serious side effects for the dog.

4. Be alert to the disease

Clinically, canine distemper is characterized by elevated body temperature, sneezing, shedding tears and runny nasal fluid, which is similar to the symptoms of a cold. Therefore, pet owners should pay attention to the physical condition of their dogs. If they are in poor spirit, abnormal body temperature, decreased appetite, or even do not eat or drink, they should take them to the pet hospital for examination in time, so as not to miss the opportunity of treatment due to misjudgment.