Common injuries and illnesses in puppies

Helene Aspgren
The first year of a puppy's life can be full of exploration and adventure. While most puppies enjoy this stage without serious health issues, it's not uncommon to have a few minor accidents along the way. Here we go through the most common injuries and illnesses that your little four-legged friend can encounter, and how you, as a responsible dog owner, can deal with them.

Common diseases and injuries in puppies:

  • Diarrhea
  • Many puppies may experience occasional diarrhea, especially when introduced to new environments or food. While mild diarrhea can often be treated at home, there are certain signs to look out for that may signal a need for veterinary care.
  • Read more about what to do if your dog has diarrhea »
  • Tick ​​bites and insect stings
  • Ticks and other insects can be a nuisance to our four-legged friends. Knowing how to properly remove a tick and how to prevent future bites is important for all dog owners.
  • Read more about ticks in dogs »
  • Superficial wounds, sprains and dental problems
  • Just like children, puppies can sometimes encounter minor injuries during play and discovery. Knowing how to clean and treat these small injuries can help avoid complications later.
  • Risks of inappropriate items
  • Puppies are known for their curiosity, which can sometimes lead them to chew on or even try to swallow objects not meant for them. Knowing the signs of poisoning or blockage can be lifesaving.
  • Heat stroke and cold
  • Extreme temperatures, whether hot or cold, can be dangerous for your puppy. Recognizing the signs of heat stroke or hypothermia and knowing how to act can make a big difference.

In conclusion, being well prepared and aware of potential health obstacles for your puppy is the key to a happy and healthy dog ​​life. With the right information in hand, you can easily navigate through the little bumps in the road and ensure that your puppy grows up to be a strong and healthy adult dog. 

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