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Some critical sicknesses of puppies and their signs.

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You are taking care of your cute little puppy, right? Have you noticed some strange behaviors that he or she is showing? Do you have any idea what’s going on? Puppies especially teacup pomeranian puppies develop a lot of critical health issues inside their body and if these issues are neglected they can lead to death. Here I will describe a few most critical sicknesses of puppies and their signs as well as give you a review of common puppy diseases.

Parvovirus

Parvovirus is a highly contagious, life-threatening disease that affects dogs of all ages. Symptoms include vomiting, diarrhea, and lethargy. Parvo has a very high mortality rate if not treated quickly.

The parvovirus attacks the lining of the small intestine, causing severe damage to its cells. The damage causes the lining to become inflamed and unable to absorb nutrients from food. Without these nutrients, your puppy will become dehydrated and begin losing weight rapidly. Also if you neglect this your puppy will be dead.

Parvo is caused by the canine parvovirus (CPV), which spreads through contact with infected feces or vomit. It’s easily transmitted from puppy to puppy and from dog to dog via contaminated objects like food bowls, leashes, collars, grooming tools, and carpeting.

When your Pomeranian is exposed to the virus, symptoms usually appear within three to 10 days. The incubation period can be as short as two days or as long as eight days after exposure. Once symptoms appear, they usually get worse over time rather than improve.

Signs of Parvovirus in Pomeranians Include:

  • Lethargy (lethargic)
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea (frequent watery stools)
  • Dehydration (dry mouth and nose)
  • Fever (high temperature)
  • Conjunctivitis (conjunctivitis)

How to avoid parvovirus?

The main way to prevent parvovirus is by vaccinating your dog. Your veterinarian can help you decide if your dog needs to be vaccinated against this disease.

If you have recently adopted a dog, it may not have been vaccinated yet. If you are unsure whether or not your dog has been vaccinated, ask your veterinarian.

Distemper

Distemper is a highly contagious and potentially fatal viral disease that affects dogs. It’s caused by an adenovirus, which is the same family of viruses that causes the common cold.

Distemper can be spread through direct contact with infected animals, as well as through the air and water. Dogs who have been vaccinated against distemper are still susceptible to getting the disease, but they tend to experience fewer symptoms than unvaccinated dogs.

The signs of distemper include

  • Fever, runny nose and eyes, coughing and sneezing
  • Loss of appetite (anorexia) or increased appetite (polyphagia)
  • Diarrhea or constipation (or both)
  • Vomiting or regurgitation (regurgitation of stomach contents through the mouth)
  • Lethargy or listlessness (lethargy means sleepiness or drowsiness)

How to avoid distemper?

There is no cure for distemper, but you can prevent its spread by taking a few simple precautions.

  1. Keep your pet away from any other animals, especially those that are sick or have recently been vaccinated.
  2. Make sure your dog is fully immunized against distemper, and keep its vaccinations up to date.
  3. If your dog has come into contact with another animal that has distempered, wash all equipment (bowls, bedding) in hot soapy water and disinfect the area with a bleach solution (ideally 10%) before using it again for your dog.

Kennel Cough

Kennel Cough is a respiratory infection caused by a virus. The virus can be spread from dog to dog, but it is not contagious to humans. Kennel cough is also called canine upper respiratory tract disease (CURTD).

Kennel cough is a highly contagious disease caused by the bacterium Bordetella bronchiseptica. This bacterium causes inflammation of the upper respiratory tract and results in a harsh, dry cough that sounds like barking. The disease spreads easily among dogs through infected air or through contact with an infected dog’s bodily fluids. Symptoms usually appear two weeks after infection, but sometimes take longer than two months to appear. However, this can also be fatal to some dog breeds.

The symptoms of kennel cough vary depending on whether your Pomeranian has developed a mild or severe case of the disease. Some common symptoms include:

  • Coughing
  • A runny nose or eyes, which may be watery
  • Sneezing
  • Loss of appetite
  • Fever

Kennel Cough Treatment

Kennel cough usually resolves on its own within 10 days without any treatment. If your dog has been vaccinated against this disease then he will likely recover more quickly than if he hadn’t been vaccinated recently or at all. Your vet may prescribe antibiotics if your Pom has secondary bacterial infections from the virus or if his symptoms don’t resolve within 10 days after exposure to another dog who had kennel cough, but otherwise, there’s no need for medication beyond basic supportive care such as keeping him well-hydrated.

Rabies

Rabies is a viral disease that affects the central nervous system and is transmitted in saliva. It can be prevented through vaccination, but once symptoms appear, it’s too late for treatment. The only thing you can do at this point is to keep your pet comfortable during his final days. But if you want you can take him to a professional vet. If your luck favors maybe you can again get your dog returned.

Rabies is a very serious disease caused by a virus that attacks the brain and spinal cord. Once symptoms begin to appear, the animal will die within two weeks. The virus is carried by an infected animal (most often by bats) and transmitted to people or other animals through saliva when they are bitten.

Signs of rabies

  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Muscle aches or pain
  • Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea
  • Confusion, agitation, or restlessness (especially when excited)
  • Disorientation (not knowing where he or she is)

Tracheal collapse

Tracheal collapse is a condition that is extremely common in small breed dogs, especially those with short muzzles like Pomeranians.

Tracheal collapse is a condition where the trachea, or windpipe, collapses from its normal position. This is usually due to chronic inflammation of the trachea causing it to become weakened and floppy. The result is that the windpipe can no longer support itself and will collapse down into the chest cavity when your dog inhales. This makes breathing difficult and requires surgery to correct the problem.

The cause of the tracheal collapse is usually unknown, but there are some theories as to why it occurs. One possibility is that a dog’s immune system may be overactive and starts attacking healthy tissue (this happens in humans with autoimmune disorders). Another possibility is that there may be an anatomic defect in your pet’s trachea that makes it more susceptible to trauma or irritation (this happens in humans with congenital conditions).

Signs of tracheal collapse in Pomeranians

  • Difficult breathing
  • Sudden onset of coughing or gagging
  • Excessive salivation

we have discussed some of the critical sicknesses and remedies for puppies. Some of these problems or ailments are a result of poor breeding while many others may be due to some other reasons. You should make efforts to address such sicknesses immediately. But before that, you must know about the signs of some critical illnesses in your puppy. Most of the time your puppy gets ill when he stays in the house of breeders. They don’t take enough care of their puppies and when you buy their puppies, you end up with a sick puppy. That’s why you should buy from a reputable breeder which provides well-bred teacup pomeranian puppies for sale. I hope, this article was helpful and you have enjoyed this a lot. Thanks for reading.

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