Symptoms: Fever is uncommon. Usually, only excessive salivation is the first sign, latter followed by short, soft cough, inapettence and fever. A suppurative exudate surrounds the tonsils which may become reddened with small necrotic foci.
Cause: It is usually a secondary to pharingeal, nasal or oral disorders. Chronic tonsilitis can occur in brachycephalic dogs. The most often pathogenic bacteria cultured are Escherichia coli and Satphylococcus aureus. Foreign bodies lodged in tonsillar fossa may cause irritation and tonsilitis.
Duration: few days
First aid: rest in warm and dry environment
Urgency: one to three days
Treatment: antimicrobial therapy, soft palatable diet. Parenteral (IV) administratin of fluid is required in animals unable to eat or drink.
Therapy success: 80 to 100%
Convalescence: few days