Species affected: Cats, Dogs
Background: The causative organisms may enter the bloodstream via the navel, the digestive tract, the respiratory system or any injury or wound.
Symptoms: Vary depending upon the route of infection but most often include diarrhea, coughing, dyspnea, fever with depression and loss of appetite.
Special Notes: Symptoms often appear rapidly and require rapid-acting compounds. Conventional supportive therapy with fluids and electrolytes is critical.
Principles for Supplementation: Natural treatment is directed at removing the bacteria with antibacterial herbs, then supporting the body depending on which other symptoms are present.