Bartonella Infection in Dogs (disease state article)
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Bartonella Can Affect Dogs and Be Transmitted to Humans
Bartonellosis is an infectious disease caused by bacteria in dogs. The bacteria that causes the disease, bartonella, can also infect humans and cats as well. In humans the infection has been known as cat scratch disease, though …show more content…
Diagnosis of Bartnoella Infection and Bartonellosis
In humans, the disease is typically caused by a dog bite from an infected dog. If the symptoms above present following a dog bite, see a physician immediately.
Diagnosis in dogs is accomplished through a complete physical examination by a veterinarian, which is typically followed with a urinalysis and a blood chemistry profile and tests to determine the presence of the bacteria. Many signs may present themselves either through the physical itself or through the blood or liver screens that point toward bartonella infection as the cause of symptoms.
Treatment of Bartonellosis and Bartonela Infection
Treatment for humans affected by bartonela infection typically involves a thorough cleaning of the site of infection, whether scratch or bite, and a course of antibiotics. Likewise, bartonellosis in dogs is treated through a course of antibiotics specifically designed to wipe out the bacteria. Dogs that are at risk of infection should be placed on an ongoing flea and tick preventive regimen of medication as well.
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