4 Puppy Ailments You Should Financially Prepare For

Puppy Ailments You Should Financially Prepare For

Getting a new puppy can be exciting and entertaining for the whole family. However, in the early months, puppies need special care to guard their health and keep them safe. Pet insurance can help to defray the costs of expensive veterinary treatments. Here are four puppy ailments you should financially prepare for.

4 Puppy Ailments You Should Financially Prepare For
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Distemper

Puppies’ immune systems are not fully developed, which makes them vulnerable to several infectious agents. Distemper is a commonly transmitted disease between dogs, and it can sometimes lead to serious complications. Symptoms include watery or pus-like discharge from the eyes, nasal discharge, fever, coughing, lack of appetite, lethargy, and vomiting. Without treatment, the disease can lead to dehydration, neurological problems, and death. There is no standard treatment for distemper, though supportive care to control vomiting and replace fluids can help to save the animal’s life. Keeping your puppy’s vaccinations updated will help protect them against distemper.

Parvovirus

Parvovirus is a highly contagious disease and can be life-threatening for young puppies. Symptoms include loss of appetite, abdominal pain, fever, vomiting, diarrhea, and lethargy. Dehydration and septic shock can occur. Treatment to replace fluids, control vomiting and prevent secondary infections is generally required. Vaccines are available to protect canines against parvovirus infection.

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Kennel Cough

Bordetella bronchiseptica, commonly called “kennel cough,” is an infectious disease that is passed from one animal to another in boarding or other situations. The bacteria or virus particles are inhaled through the respiratory system. Exposure to cold temperatures or smoke can also make canines vulnerable to the infection, which causes inflammation of the larynx and trachea. Symptoms include a harsh, tight cough, runny nose, and teary eyes. Kennel cough can lead to pneumonia and more serious breathing difficulty. A course of antibiotics is generally administered to treat the disease. A vaccine is available to help protect animals that might be exposed to kennel cough in boarding facilities and doggy daycare.

Injury from Accidents

Puppies can be very curious and fast-moving. These qualities can put them into unexpected dangers that can cause injuries that may require extensive veterinary care. Injuries from car accidents, falls, or fights with other animals can lead to extensive injuries that require surgery, physical therapy, and ongoing wound care. Pet insurance can help to cover some of these costs, so your new companion can get back to normal canine activities.

Like other young animals, puppies need special care to ensure they stay healthy and grow strong. Providing the right nutrition and exercise, attention to safety and regular veterinary care will help your puppy to grow into an enjoyable companion. Pet insurance will help you to weather the financial burden of unexpected veterinary expenses.

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“4 Puppy Ailments You Should Financially Prepare For”

Anica Oaks, aka Ani OGuest Writer: Anica Oats is a professional content and copywriter who graduated from the University of San Francisco. She loves dogs, the ocean, and anything outdoor-related. She was raised in a big family, so she’s used to putting things to a vote. Also, cartwheels are her specialty. You can connect with Anica on Twitter @AnicaOaks.

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