How to Tell if Your Puppy is Sick
As a puppy owner, it is important to carefully watch your puppy and make sure he is in good health. If you find your puppy is acting differently, it is crucial to act quickly and make sure he is seen by a vet.
Symptoms that your puppy is sick are groans, strange postures, lack of appetite, and immobility. They may be accompanied by lameness, vomiting, diarrhea, runny nose, coughing, and sneezing.
Another major symptom is if you notice changes in your puppy’s fur. Your dog’s fur can tell you a lot about their health condition. It is usually the first noticeable sign that something has gone wrong.
If you see one or more of these symptoms, you should immediately take your puppy to the vet. Puppies are much more delicate than adult dogs and need all the help possible to overcome any disease.
Vomiting in puppies
If you observe your puppy vomiting recurrently, take him to the vet immediately.
Diarrhea in puppies
Not all of your puppy’s stool will be solid all the time. This is not a problem unless it occurs several times in a row or is accompanied by vomiting.
Coughing, sneezing and runny noses puppies
If your puppy coughs or sneezes often, take him to the vet immediately as these may be early symptoms of respiratory or cardiac disease.
Fever in puppies
The normal temperature of a puppy is about 102 ºF. And contrary to what is commonly heard, you cannot take a dog’s temperature by touching his nose to see if it is hot or cold, wet or dry. The only reliable method is a rectal thermometer. If your puppy has a fever, please do not try to apply any home remedies like aspirin. Instead, take her to the vet immediately.