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Common Veterinary Emergencies in Puppies

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Adopting a puppy is an experience full of joy and discoveries, but it also comes with significant responsibilities. 

Puppies, with their curiosity and energy, are more prone to accidents and emergencies. Understanding common emergencies and how to handle them can be crucial to ensuring the safety and health of your little companion. In this article, we will explore the most frequent problems in puppies and offer tips on how to prevent them and what to do in case of an emergency.

Ingestion of Foreign Objects 

Puppies explore the world with their mouths, which often leads to the ingestion of foreign objects such as toys, clothing, or even plants.

Be attentive to the warning signs in your pet! Vomiting can indicate ingestion of something inappropriate. Loss of appetite, on the other hand, may signal discomfort or pain, and it is essential to observe if there is associated weight loss. Lethargy, a significant drop in your pet’s energy level, is also a common sign that something is wrong with your pet.

What to Do: Do not try to induce vomiting without veterinary guidance. Some objects or substances may cause more damage if regurgitated. Take your puppy to the veterinarian immediately for examinations, such as X-rays or ultrasounds, to identify the object and determine the necessary treatment.

Poisoning Puppies are less selective about what they eat, putting them at risk of ingesting toxic substances, such as certain human foods, plants, or cleaning products. Warning signs include excessive salivation, tremors, vomiting, diarrhea, and seizures.

What to Do: Do not offer anything to your puppy unless instructed by a veterinarian. Identify the ingested substance and transport the puppy to the veterinarian as quickly as possible.

Traumas and Injuries Puppies are clumsy and often get hurt while exploring new environments or during play. Therefore, be attentive to signs that something is wrong: limping, swelling, crying when touched, and visible bleeding.

What to Do: Immobilize the affected area, keep your puppy calm, and take them to the veterinarian for evaluation and treatment, which may include imaging tests and possibly surgery.

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