There are various types of fungi present in the soil. The dogs usually spend a lot of time in mud and soil. This makes them more prone to catching infections and various pathogens. The mucormycosis is one such type of fungal infection which will be discussed in detail in the following article.
Mucormycosis is a combination of mold and fungal infections and diseases. The mucormycosis that infects the dogs will be explained in detail in the following article. The mucormycosis usually targets the skin along with the gastrointestinal tract. The dogs usually get contaminated from this infection through the medium of soil. When the fungus comes in contact with an injured dog, it enters the body and spreads rapidly. If an infected dog comes in contact with a human, the mucormycosis infection can spread to humans also. This infectious pathogen spreads rapidly in the body. It starts invading the walls of the blood vessels. The damage to blood vessels lead to reduced blood flow. This condition needs immediate diagnosis and proper management. A delay in medical intervention may result in extensive damage to the body and eventually lead to the death of the dog.
There are various classes of fungi present in the surrounding environment. One such class of fungi is mucormycosis. It causes zygomycetes, etc. It is found all over the world. It usually feeds on dead and decaying matter. It dwells within soil. It can transfer from the soil to the animal dander (hair). Then this fungus infects the dog and spreads rapidly in its body. Eventually damaging the blood vessels and blocking the blood flow. If left unattended, this condition proves to be lethal.
The symptom of every disease differs from patient to patient in humans. Similarly, in dogs also, the symptoms will differ from individual to individual. The most common symptoms are as follows – vomiting, jaundice, pain in affected areas, etc. Various respiratory problems can also be seen such as pneumonia, etc. There may be development of various nodules in the body. The symptoms will depend on the severity of the condition. The strength of the immune system of the dog will also determine the presentation of the features. This condition should be diagnosed and managed in a timely manner. Otherwise, the consequences may be lethal.
The diagnosis of the condition of mucormycosis in dogs will include both the clinical examination and the laboratory diagnosis. The clinical examination will include history taking, and observation of symptoms, etc. The history taking will include information regarding the recent diet routine of the dog and possible sources of exposure in recent times. The lab diagnosis will include various lab tests such as urine analysis, feces examination, biochemistry reports, etc. A biopsy may also be required to support and confirm the diagnosis.
The management of the mucormycosis will depend on the condition of the dog. The usual treatment of mucormycosis will include administration of antifungal drugs and anti – biotics. Severe cases may need hospitalization also. This condition should not be ignored and needs timely management.
The mucormycosis in dogs occurs due to infiltration of the causative factors and resulting in an imbalance of the internal environment. The nidan (causes) lead to disturbance in the tridosha (vata, pitta, kapha) levels of the body. So, the aim of management will include removing the nidan (causative factors) and balancing the levels of dosha through administration of ayurvedic formulations.
Planet Ayurveda provides various preparations of natural herbs such as gandhak rasayan, dermoplan syrup, mahamanjisthadi ghan vati etc. which are prepared using authentic ways and provide great results in managing the condition of mucormycosis in dogs. All the herbal products manufactured here are free from chemicals, preservatives, starch, additives, colors and fillers. These products are hundred percent natural and are formulated by MD Ayurvedic doctors with deep knowledge of Ayurveda and many years of experience. The formulations are prepared strictly according to the procedures described in the samhitas (classical texts) and therefore are very effective in promoting health and curing the diseased state.
The Ayurvedic preparations that are helpful in improving the condition of mucormycosis in dogs are as follows-
- Gandhak Rasayan
- Dermo Plan Syrup
- Mahamanjishthadi ghan vati
- Kaishore Guggul
1. Gandhak Rasayan
Gandhak Rasayan is prepared by pure extract of Sulphur (purified). It shows great results on the overall health of the body. It helps to detoxify the body. It acts as an anti biotic, anti inflammatory agent. It is beneficial in various skin related disorders such as urticaria, acne etc.
Dosage: 2 tablets two to three times a day with lukewarm water.
2. Dermo Plan Syrup
The dermo plan syrup is prepared by mixing the following herbal drugs – Manjishtha ( Rubia cordifolia), Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia), Chopchini (Smilax china), Sariva (Hemidesmus indicus), Neem (Azadirachta indica), Haridra (Curcuma longa), Shobhanjan (Moringa oleifera), Khadir (Areca catechu), Gorakhmundi (Sphaeranthus indicus), Shahtara (Fumaria officinalis), etc. The combination of these medicines will help to pacify the excessive pitta dosha. These are very beneficial for the skin.
Dosage: 2 teaspoon two times a day or as prescribed by the Ayurvedic Physician according to the type of body.
3. Mahamanjisthadi Ghan Vati
The Maha manjistha ghan Vati is prepared by planet Ayurveda. It contains pure herbal extracts of the Ayurvedic herb Rubia Cordifolia (Manjishtha). It improves the overall blood circulation. It helps in purifying the blood. It is effective in managing mucormycosis in dogs.
Dosage – The Maha manjistha ghan Vati should be given 2 tablets two times a day.
4. Kaishore Guggul
Kaishore Guggul tablets are prepared by planet Ayurveda. It contains pure herbal extracts of the various beneficial ayurvedic herbs such as Emblica officinalis (Amalaki), Terminalia bellirica (Bibhitaki), Terminalia chebula (Haritaki), Commiphora mukul (Guggul), Tinospora cordifolia (Guduchi), Zingiber officinale (Ginger), Piper nigrum (Black pepper), Piper longum (Pippali), Embelia ribes (Vidanga), Baliospermum montanum (Danti), etc. It helps to improve the overall health of the dog. It is very effective in managing the condition of mucormycosis in dogs.
Dosage – The Kaishore Guggul tablets should be given 2 tablets two times a day.
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As described above, mucormycosis in dogs is a fungal infection that spreads rapidly and damages the blood vessels. The damage to blood vessels if not managed timely will result in hindered blood circulation. The mucormycosis needs urgent medical intervention; otherwise the consequences may be lethal. It can be concluded that the condition of mucormycosis in dogs needs urgent management. Also, it can be managed very effectively through the Ayurvedic preparations such as gandhak rasayan, dermoplan syrup, mahamanjisthadi ghan vati etc.