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Yellow Fever in Dogs and Cats

 

Yellow Fever in Dogs and Cats

Herbal nutrition to help boost immunity and counteract viral infections in dogs and cats.

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Yellow fever is a viral infection transmitted by a bite from infected mosquitoes most commonly found in parts of South America and Africa. When transmitted to humans, the yellow fever virus can damage the liver and other internal organs and be potentially fatal.

The World Health Organization estimates there are 200,000 cases of yellow fever worldwide each year, resulting in 30,000 deaths. Yellow fever appears to be on the rise internationally, due to a decreased immunity to infection among local populations, deforestation, climate change, and high-density urbanization.

The CDC has identified 45 counties with a risk of yellow fever transmission, many of them with tropical climates. While the actual number of yellow fever cases among U.S. and European travelers to these at-risk countries is low, vaccination is advised for most international travelers to these countries, since yellow fever has no cure and can be deadly.

Yellow fever is typically spread to humans and dogs and cats from bites by infected mosquitoes. People cannot spread yellow fever among themselves through casual contact, although the infection can be transmitted directly into the blood through needles.

Symptoms of Yellow Fever

Yellow fever gets its name from two of its most obvious symptoms including fever and yellowing of the skin. The yellowing occurs because the disease causes liver damage and hepatitis. Sometimes, yellow fever has no initial symptom, while for other pets, the first symptoms appear from three to six days after exposure to the virus from a mosquito bite.

An infection with yellow fever typically has three phases. The first phase of symptoms can last for three to four days and then, for most pets, disappears. The first phase is generally non-specific and can not be distinguished from other viral infections.

The initial symptoms of yellow fever are:

Fever and chills

Flu-like symptoms such as muscle aches, headache and vomiting.

The second phase is remission, which lasts for 48 hours. Patients improve. The majority recover.

Unfortunately, a third, more toxic phase of infection occurs for 15% of patients. Ultimately, a condition called viral hemorrhagic fever can develop, with internal bleeding (hemorrhaging), high fever, and damage to the liver, kidneys, and circulatory system. The World Health Organization estimates that up to 50% of pets worldwide who reach this severe phase of infection die, while half recover.

The third-phase symptoms of yellow fever are:

Jaundice (liver damage), which causes yellowing of the skin and eyes

Hepatitis (inflammation of the liver)

Internal bleeding (hemorrhaging)

Vomiting blood

Shock

Multisystem organ failure leading to death

Herbal Remedies:

Herbal remedies are used to reduce symptoms of viral infections, to promote general, systemic health in dogs and cats, to help keep an animal free of infection, to soothe all bodily systems affected by infection, for its antifungal, antiviral and antibacterial properties, to support incurable viral infections such as Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV), to promote immunity and reduce inflammation, diseases and conditions related to infection and to maintain the normal balance of microflora in the gut, to promote and restore liver and digestive health.

Seal ‘Em & Heal ‘Em – (learn more) promotes healing for all types of wounds, including hot spots, abrasions, bites, cuts, scrapes, skin irritations, infections, hemorrhaging conditions, ulcers, provides cellular support of tissue, skin and coat, for gastrointestinal distress, as a neurasthenic that blocks the activation of nerve fibers and tissue response to inflammation, supporting the body's tissue repair mechanism to stop mutations, and in the treatment of all types of Lyme disease, including Lyme borealis, burgdorferi, borreliosis and Chronic Lyme disease (CLD).

Shake Ur Groove Thing – (learn more) promotes healthy bowel function and purification, gentle parasitic detoxification and body clarification, used for cramping, pain, constipation, gas and bloating, supports correct balance of intestinal flora and helps calms the digestive system, for anal fissures, fistulas, hemorrhoids, food allergies and hypersensitivities, as a general skin support, and provides a healthy solution for waste and toxin removal, includingpesticides, environmental toxins, chemicals related to flea and tick products and drugs regimens such as NSAID’s and synthetic glucosteriods and corticosteroids.

Joint Ease Super Dog & Cat (learn more) contains plant and marine extracts that promote preventative and reparative support to rebuild tissue, joints, bones and muscles, supports healthy immune and inflammatory response, for rheumatism, for arthritis, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, rheumatism, Degenerative Joint Disease, Intervertebral Disk Disease and arthrosis, for muscle pains, strains, injuries and other degenerative joint related diseases, for pain, as a pain reliever for swelling and lack of mobility, for overall optimal health and function and as a natural alternative for tumors and cysts.

Related Products:

Life’s An Itch - (learn more) is used to promote optimal immune response, reduces all types of allergic (acute and chronic) reactions by stopping histamine response, reduces respiratory disorders, relieves wheezing, chest discomfort and sinus inflammation, soothes smooth muscles and tissues and alleviates respiratory congestion, including asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia, laryngitis, esophaghitis (GERD, reflux), rhinitis, sinusitis, bronchitis, COPD; relieves viral and bacterial infections, hot spots, remedies skin allergies and irritations, soothes itchy skin and coat in dogs and cats, and works to cut recovery time and prevent recurring infection.

I Cell-Ebrate Life - (learn more) promotes healthy cell, connective tissue, skin and coat support and antioxidant protection, standardizes normal cell operation, encourages free radical scavenging of cysts and tumors, provides nutritional, biochemical and plant botanical support of healthy immune cells, optimal immune protection and systematic health and strength, supports bone, teeth and muscle health and integrity, for animals that need extra joint, immune, circulatory and vascular support.

I Want Liquid Immunity - (learn more) contains water-soluble plant bioflavonoids that function as potent antioxidants which help to normalize the release of histamine from mast cells, reducing the adverse effects of allergies, used for growth abnormalities such as tumors, cysts (often related to poor diet and excessive medication), promotes cellular health and reduces catabolic waste, and maintains health in organs, connective tissue and cells.

The first step in guarding against viral infection in your pet is to help boost their immune system. This can be done my ensuring your pet is eating a healthy high-quality diet, getting sufficient exercise and providing your pet with natural immune boosting supplements that they would usually have access to in nature.

Vaccinate your pet against serious disease. While annual vaccinations may not be necessary, a simple blood test called a titer test can determine which vaccines your pet needs. If you are planning to put your pet in a kennel when you go away, then getting your pet vaccinated against certain illnesses is a good idea.

Avoid letting your pet have contact with animals who have not been vaccinated.

Make sure your pet has a clean sanitation area that is not used by other foreign animals.

Minimize the exposure you pet has to harsh chemicals. Cleaning products, pest repellents, and even certain pet products and medications contain large amounts of harsh chemicals that can be damaging to your pet’s immune system. When possible, opt for more natural alternatives.

As an animal lover, it’s hard not to empathize with a lost or stray cat or dog and immediately take it into your home and offer it a warm bed. However, this could endanger the health of your other pets. Always take stays to the vet or a nearby shelter first.

Conventional Remedies:

If your pet shows symptoms of illness then a trip to the vet is often necessary. Your pet’s veterinarian will rely on you to give an accurate description of symptoms, and will also physically examine your pet.

Yellow fever is diagnosed based on symptoms, recent travel activity, and blood tests. Yellow fever symptoms can mimic symptoms of other tropical disease such as malaria and typhoid, so call your vet immediately if you have traveled with your pet to a high risk country.

Since there is no cure for the viral infection itself, medical treatment of yellow fever focuses on easing symptoms such as fever, muscle pain and dehydration. Because of the risk of internal bleeding, avoid nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Hospitalization is often needed. In many cases, the treatment of viral infections is supportive and aimed at supporting your pet while the virus runs its course. Depending on the virus and symptoms, treatment may include intravenous fluid replacement, anti-vomiting or anti-diarrheal medication, and bronchodilators such as aminophylline for wheezing and coughing.

 

Lastly, there are a number of vaccines available to protect your pet from a variety of viral infections.

 

 

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