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Fungal infections in dogs
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Fungi that attacks dogs

When we here the word fungi, most of us picture mushrooms, toadstool and perhaps bakers yeast in our minds, but fungi can also cause disease in dogs and humans alike. Fungi are for instance responsible for the common ringworm disease in dogs. As you might have guessed already, fungi that infect dogs will not cause the appearance of cute little toadstools with red hats and white dots on top of your dog – fungi will instead cause anything from mild skin irritation to lethal damage of internal organs.

Pathogenic Fungi vs. Opportunistic Fungi in dogs

Fungi that cause disease in dogs can be broadly places in two different categories: pathogenic fungi and opportunistic fungi. Pathogenic fungi species are capable of causing infection in otherwise healthy dogs, while opportunistic fungi causes disease in dogs that has already been weakened by something else, such as virus or bacterial infections, stress brought on by improper dog care, malnutrition, old age, wounds etcetera. Histoplasmosis, Blastomycosis, Coccidioidomycosis and Cryptococcosis are all examples of diseases caused by pathogenic fungi and is commonly seen in otherwise healthy dogs. Aspergillosis and Candidiasis are examples of disease caused by opportunistic fungi and are usually seen in dogs weakened by something else. Prolonged administration of antimicrobials, including antibiotics, seems to increase the risk of opportunistic fungi infections in dogs.

Symptoms and diagnosis of fungal disease in dogs

The symptoms of fungal disease in dogs will naturally vary depending on the exact microbe and whether is causes a systemic infection is stays limited to a certain part of the dog's body. Gross lesions are commonly associated with fungal disease in dogs, but they are certainly not the only symptom.

In order to provide a definite diagnosis, the vet can do a culture and hopefully determine which organism that is behind the problems experienced by your dog. Microscopic identification is also possible. In some cases, the obvious symptoms will be enough to determine the culprit and pick the right treatment. In other situations, a serology test is recommended.

Anti-fungi treatment for dogs

The recommended anti-fungi treatment for your dog will depend on which fungi that is causing the problem, how much the disease has spread, and the overall health condition your dog. Generally speaking, fungi infections in dogs are either treated locally, e.g. by applying an anti-fungal cream to the infected area, or systemically, e.g. by giving the dog anti-fungal medication orally or via injections. In some cases, surgery will be required.

Preventing fungal disease in dogs

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