There seems to be a lot of information in the pet community about the dangers of a dog’s environment, but there is not a lot of information about what can cause a dog to develop a feeling of being overwhelmed.
It’s a bit like a cat’s reaction to a dog that has a severe allergy. If the dog is well-behaved, it will not take any direct attack on its person. If it is not well-behaved, it will react very aggressively. If it is not well-behaved, it will run and hide.
What can cause a dog (or cat) to get this reaction is still being researched. However, the symptoms are often misdiagnosed as a reaction to other conditions, such as arthritis (I had a cat that bit me) or other types of allergies. Many people think they have this problem because they’ve had it for too long, but other conditions are often mistaken for the problem.
Dogs do indeed get these reactions. It’s called “valley fever.” It most often manifests as a fever that lasts for about three days and only last until the dog has had its blood sugar levels checked. If that happens, the pet is given a shot of IV fluid into its mouth to help it control its symptoms. This is the same thing that is discussed in the book I am currently reading (the title of which is “Bite the Bite”).
I think the main symptom of this fever is vomiting. This gets pretty bad, and the dog can be left in a carrier for up to three days with no further treatment. However, some dogs also get some of the other symptoms including weight loss, diarrhea, and poor appetite. This is called hyperacute pyelonephritis, or HPN for short.
HPN can also cause kidney failure and death if it goes untreated. It’s most commonly found in dogs that have kidney disease, and can also be found in cats.
Yes, I think you’re right. There are several other symptoms that dogs get when HPN is diagnosed, but let’s not worry about them right now because this is just the first symptom. I have a little dog named Ben that has this fever and he doesn’t know it. He’s also had a kidney problem, and has lost a lot of weight. We aren’t sure if we should refer to this as HPN or renal failure.
Ben’s fever was caused by kidney failure, so it is a sign of HPN. Ben’s symptoms make it clear that this is an HPN, though as Ben’s fever is not as severe as in dogs that have kidney disease, there is no reason to worry about it. I would definitely not call HPN a “fever”, but I would say that its not very bad either. I was diagnosed with HPN and am currently trying to get better.
Well to be honest, we don’t have any of those conditions either, only one kidney failure. Some people think that I should describe it as Bens Fever because its only a few days and it doesn’t make much difference, but we think it sounds better to call it the Bens Fever.
My HPN is probably not the same as yours because my dog is 10 years old. They are all about the same age… I guess. If you are ever feeling like you have to put a piece of furniture in your dog’s urine and have to watch them shit in it every night, I would go to a vet. Or a local pet store.