‘Canal Mummy’ and her puppies
Burgimmune Premium Immunoenhancer Combination, the veterinary product of medicinal effect developed by Natural Pet Care System also helped ‘Canal Mummy’ and her puppies survive parvovirus infection.
‘Canal Mummy’ and her seven puppies of about 5 weeks of age were taken into the care of Noah Animal Shelter Foundation from Négyes, a village in Hungary. The small family was found in a canal; fortunately neither the raid coming down in torrents nor the frosts had jeopardised the doggies’ life.
‘Canal Mummy’ is an extremely kind, magnificent, black, slightly timid middle-sized dog, who had been rearing her small puppies with wonderful care. Unfortunately the rapid test for heartworm, performed at the time of her admission, brought a positive result. Based on the echocardiography findings, an alternative, ‘slow kill’ therapy is needed for her recovery.
Regrettably these dogs brought with themselves into security parvoviral enteritis, a disease extremely dangerous for puppies. After entering susceptible dogs, parvovirus primarily attacks the cells of the intestinal mucosa but in some cases it may also cause myocardial damage. The first signs usually appear 6–10 days after infection. The virus almost completely destroys and denudes the mucous membrane of the intestinal tract. Intestinal damage can be so severe that it very rapidly leads to dehydration and disturbances in the electrolyte (sodium, potassium) balance, thereby threatening other vital functions. Through the damaged intestinal mucosa the bacteria normally found in the intestinal lumen may get into the bloodstream and cause septicaemia. In addition to diarrhoea, vomiting may also occur and further aggravate the already developed disturbance of ion balance.
During their three-week intensive treatment at an animal hospital, all of the dogs received the Burgimmune Premium Immunoenhancer Combination. As parvoviral infection does not have a special therapy, only symptomatic treatment and support of the immune system may aid in the dogs’ recovery. Thanks to the conscientious care provided to them, ‘Canal Mummy’ and five of her puppies survived the infection.