The most common diseases in puppies
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When you have a puppy, our home will be filled with joy as they are a torrent of life and love. Like all puppies, they require maximum care and take them to a veterinary clinic to provide them with all the care they require, even though they may have quite common diseases.
Some of the most common diseases of puppies
The worms or intestinal parasites, better known as ascaris or nematodes, often affect the puppies although some are already born with them. This disease can become more dangerous because it can be contracted by people, where children are most exposed to infection. Puppies should be dewormed according to the frequency recommended by the veterinarian.
Canine distemper virus, also known as hardpad disease, is another possible health condition that a puppy can have, although nowadays it does not occur as much, but cases can still be registered. This infection can be asymptomatic, being a risk for the puppy, since it can become normal. Therefore, it is necessary to take the puppies to the veterinarian to make revisions when you tell us.
Canine parvovirus, also known as parvo, attacks puppies in a very virulent way and few survive this infectious disease. In fact, if it is contracted, it is very difficult to cure and it is contracted through the feces that have the virus, causing in the puppy vomiting, lack of appetite and diarrhea, among other symptoms.
Hepatitis can also be another of the most important diseases that puppies can get. It is an inflammation of the liver and the causes are several, which may be due to a toxic or medication. On the other hand, there may be autoimmune hepatitis, which is an attack on the hepatocytes by the body’s own immune system and infectious hepatitis, caused by the canine adenovirus type 1. They are serious and although treatment is applied, the animals have a high death rate.