What are Clostridium Bacterial?
Clostridium is a large genus of gram-positive bacteria contain, some of them can cause diarrhea in dogs. Two are the most common cause of Clostridium difficile and Clostridium perfrigens. All the anaerobic bacterium Clostridium (they grow where there is no oxygen) and can produce endospora.
Clostridium bacteria difficult to clean up, because they produce endospora. The endospora are active structure that allows bacteria to survive even when the circumstances are really hard. Clostridium bacteria in the form endospora can withstand adverse temperature, radiation, starvation, ultraviolet and gamma, and many chemical disinfectants. Clostridium bacteria are prevented breed but when in an inactive state. When dogs digest bacteria Clostridium, bacteria can pass through the stomach because they are resistant to acid. Once they reach the large intestine, they will wake up from a dormant state and begin to multiply, causing disease.
Clostridium difficile in dogs
Clostridium difficile usually will not cause problems, but antibiotic treatment may allow the bacteria to overgrow other bacteria in the intestines of dogs and cause colitis pseudomembranosa. Pseudomembranosa colitis is a serious infection of the large intestine. If a dog develops pseudomembranosa colitis, treatment with other antibiotics should be stopped and your vet should start giving the dog antibiotics can attack Clostridium difficile, for example metronidazole, vancomvcin, fusidic acid, or Bacitracin. Clostridium difficile is resistant to most antibiotics and is therefore able to develop properly if antibiotics commonly used to treat diseases other dogs.
Clostridium perfrigens in dogs
Perfrigens Clostridium can cause a variety of symptoms in dogs, from mild to severe food poising gangrene. Clostridium perfrigens is part of the normal flora and are often found in dog pain without causing disease.
Certain strains of Clostridium perfrigens produce toxins that can cause food poisoning in dogs. Clostridium Perfrigens example can be transmitted to dogs if eating poorly cooked meat or poultry. In the United States and Britain, Clostridium perfrigens is actually the third most common reason behind illness due to food in humans.
If dogs eat contaminated food, usually 8-16 hour incubation period and symptoms most often occur are diarrhea and abdominal cramps. Vomiting and fever may occur, but is not common. In healthy dogs, the symptoms usually disappear within 24 hours without causing long-term damage to the dog. Nevertheless it is possible for a dog to develop into disease necrotizing clostridial Enteritis, which can be different for dogs. This risk is very high if the dog has been infected with a "Type C" strains of bacteria, because these viruses produce a very powerful poison and damage.
Studies in humans show that antibodies against the toxin Clostridium perfrigens very common, and many experts indicate that the majority of the population have suffered food poisoning Clostridium perfrigens at some point, in many cases without seeking medical workers