How much does a valley fever X-ray cost?
Costs of a dog X-ray will vary depending on your vet’s pricing scale, as well as the size of your dog and if it needs to be sedated. An X-ray of a dog typically costs between $40 for a small dog that doesn’t need sedation and $200 for a large dog that needs sedation. Ask your vet about an antifungal medication to treat Valley Fever.
How can you tell if your dog has Valley fever?
Notice if your dog is coughing. This is often the first symptom of Valley Fever, as the spores infect your dog’s lungs. Your dog will develop a respiratory infection because of the fungal spores in its lungs, making the dog cough. You may also notice that the dog isn’t breathing well or is wheezing.
How much does it cost to treat Valley fever in dogs?
Depending on the medication your vet prescribes, the prescription may cost between $20 to $200. That’s because the most effective medication against Valley Fever, called fluconazole, is only made by a few manufacturers. Ask your vet about cost saving options to lower treatment costs for your pet.
What can I give my Dog for Valley fever?
Provide a yucca supplement to help combat inflammation. Natural yucca supplements formulated for dogs can help reduce inflammation in your dog’s body. This can help your dog heal faster, and it reduces your dog’s pain. Read and follow all of the instructions on your supplement before giving it to your dog.
When the infection spreads outside the lungs, it causes disseminated disease. The most common symptom of disseminated disease in dogs is lameness; the fungus has a predilection for infecting bones of the legs in dogs. However, Valley Fever can occur in almost any bone or organ of dogs.
What are the signs and symptoms of Valley fever?
lameness or swelling of limbs. back or neck pain, with or without weakness/paralysis. seizures and other manifestations of brain swelling. soft abscess-like swelling under the skin. swollen lymph nodes under the chin, in front of the shoulder blades, or behind the stifles.
How often should you change bandages for Valley fever?
Bandages should be changed daily or every other day and discarded in outside waste containers to minimize risk of having spores grow on the bandage material and become a risk to humans and others in the house.
When to wash your hands after Valley fever?
Hands should be washed after handling the wounds or bandages. For immunocompromised persons, pregnant and postpartum women, or babies and very young children living in a household with a pet that has a draining lesion, it is recommended you consult your physician regarding this issue and follow his/her advice.