How to stop your dog’s pain with an overactive immune system
Internal medicine doctors say overactive and immune systems are two sides of the same coin.
The two are at the heart of what some experts call the “vaccine dilemma” in dogs.
Dr. David McElwain, a pet physician at the University of Alberta in Calgary, said people who have vaccinated their dogs have to be mindful of the symptoms of overactive/overactive immune systems.
“If your dog is under the influence of an immune system disorder, they may be having a lot of trouble with their breathing,” he said.
“That can make it very difficult to breathe and you may have to go in to the emergency room for a short period of time, or a lot longer if they are having a hard time breathing.
So you might want to do that as soon as you can.”
Dr. McElwais said he has seen cases where dogs have developed breathing difficulties that require medical intervention.
“They are having difficulty breathing and they’re having difficulty swallowing,” he explained.
“And if they’re not taking medications, they’re also having trouble swallowing and that’s when they’re getting an overdose of opioids, which is causing an overdose.”
A dog’s immune system can’t cope with too many people or a stressful environmentDr.
Robert Strom, a veterinary allergist at the Vancouver Hospital’s Veterinary Services, said dogs are highly sensitive to people and other animals.
“It’s quite easy to overreact,” he noted.
“When you’re dealing with people, they are not a gentle species, they do a lot.”
So, you might not have a good reaction to a dog who’s just been in the room with you for 20 minutes, but it’s still going to be quite an aggressive dog, so it’s going to have a lot to do with your social interaction.
“Dr Strom said a dog with an overly active immune system is more likely to be a victim of anxiety.”
The dog is trying to cope with a lot,” he recalled.”
He may be trying to find out who’s coming to take his food and he may not have time to react.
“Dr McElworth said the immune system needs to be trained and adjusted to a stressful situation to keep it from overreacting.”
For a dog that’s in a situation where they’re trying to protect themselves, they need to be able to deal with stressors, they have to have the ability to react to stressors,” he added.”
This is where your training, your ability to manage your immune system, that comes into play.
“A lot of dog owners believe the vaccine dilemma has led to a lot more dog deaths, especially in Vancouver.”
Most of the cases I see in Vancouver are related to dog bite-related deaths, so I think it’s very concerning that the vaccine situation is not getting better,” Dr Strom noted.
Dr McEldowney said he and other veterinary allergists agree that vaccines do not solve the vaccine problem in dogs, and the only way to deal is to work with the dog.”
I think the biggest thing is to have an understanding of the underlying cause of the immune response in dogs,” he concluded.”
There is no one way to do everything, and you need to learn to work in concert with your pet’s immune systems to prevent and treat their underlying cause.