Common diseases in puppies

Puppy at home? The first and most important thing is to go to the vet for a complete check-up, and inform you what vaccinations and deworming it needs during the first months of life. It is also important to know that in this first year of life they can develop some very common diseases at this age and to which we must pay attention. Next, we will take a brief tour of the main diseases that you should be aware of:

First of all, it must be clarified that if your puppy vomits, it does not mean that something bad is happening to him.

If they are sporadic vomiting, but they still have an appetite, it is most likely that the dog is vomiting to eliminate some substance that is damaging its body.

However, if the vomiting is frequent or is accompanied by blood, it could be:

1. Viral infections.
2. Presence of intestinal parasites.
3. Allergic reactions.
4. Food intolerances.
5. Foreign body ingestion.

If the vomiting recurs frequently along with other symptoms such as diarrhea, respiratory problems and swelling in the abdomen, it is urgent that you take it to the vet. To do? Remove food for 24 hours and go to the vet.


Although they are quite frequent in puppies, we should not stop giving them importance since they can lead to more severe complications.

If, in addition, our puppy is apathetic and shows tremors, we must take his temperature since he could have a fever, and take him to the vet.

For common diarrhea, fasting for several hours is usually helpful, then switching to a bland diet with hardly any fat.


It is a highly contagious parasitic infection. You can become infected by swallowing food that contains eggs of this parasite, or by drinking water that is contaminated.

If this happens, the puppy will exhibit symptoms such as coughing and diarrhea. It is essential to go to the vet since the disease can lead to a respiratory complication, such as pneumonia.

The parasite can settle in the intestine, in the lungs in the liver or other organs.


This virus is the one that worries puppy owners the most. It is the most severe gastrointestinal viral infection that a puppy can suffer.

The most notable symptoms are fever, frothy vomiting, lack of appetite, diarrhea with or without blood.

If a puppy smells feces infected with this virus, it is very likely that it will be infected.

Therefore, it is best not to take your puppy for a walk during the first months of life, until he is fully vaccinated.

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By Lee Chun Hei