Puppies can suffer from various diseases. Some are just normal discomforts (such as during teething), but others will require veterinary care.
A puppy is normally very fragile. He suffers, in general, from a physiological immaturity that translates into anemia (due to a lack of hemoglobin similar to newborn humans), poor renal function and neuromuscular reflexes that are still underdeveloped.
In addition, 82% of his body is still water, they lack subcutaneous fat and that they have no way of counteracting adverse temperatures until after several weeks of life.
It is very easy to become dehydrated or suffer from hypothermia, and therefore the first considerations are to ensure that the humidity does not drop below 60%, and that the temperature ranges between 27 and 32 degrees. In this way, it is easier to maintain the animal’s body temperature above 36ºC, avoiding immune and digestive problems. But even so, it remains an extremely fragile creature, which is affected by genetic issues, to assistance during childbirth, and even to environmental stress.
Temperature and pulse
-The temperature of the puppy must be between 38 and 39.5 ºC, above which it is considered a fever. Measure it with a rectal thermometer if you notice he is lethargic, hotter than normal and with little appetite.
-The pulse of your puppy: The heart rate of the dog varies according to the size, which means that large dogs have a lower heart rate than small dogs. You should only worry if your puppy heartbeat goes very fast after resting for a while. In this case, you should consult with the veterinarian.
The following diseases are the most common in puppies. Click on any of them to get more information.