Most common digestion puppy's diseases.

We don't like to think of our new puppy falling sick with puppy disease. But youngsters get sick quicker and take longer to get well than adults. It's vital to recognize sick puppy behavior, signs and symptoms of puppy illness, and how to know when you can wait until tomorrow to call the vet or need immediate vet care. These articles explain the most common puppy diseases and disorders, what you can do at home, and what to expect from your vet. WHAT IS DISTEMPER? Distemper in puppies, similar to the human measles virus, is the most common canine infectious disease of the nervous system. During their lifetime, most dogs will be exposed to distemper. Puppies have the highest risk. Vaccines are not 100 percent effective, either, but provide the best protection for your puppy. Symptoms Pups suffer loss of appetite, yellowish diarrhea, trouble breathing, and central nervous system signs such as seizures, behavior changes, weakness and incoordination. A characteristic thick white to yellow discharge from the eyes and nose often develops and looks like a runny nose from a cold. Puppies don't catch colds like humans do; this is a serious warning of illness. Treatment Pups with severe symptoms usually die within three weeks unless hospitalized and given supportive care. Owners can provide some nursing care at home. Stricken dogs may be given antibiotics to combat infections that result from a suppressed immune system. Fluid therapy and medications help control diarrhea and vomiting to counteract dehydration. Anti-seizure medication may be necessary to control seizures. SUDDENLY VOMITING Puppy vomiting and the reasons why puppies vomit can be very dangerous to your new baby. Vomiting is the forcible expulsion of the stomach's contents up the dog's throat and out of the mouth. Dogs tend to vomit more readily than almost all other animals. Symptoms Vomiting should never be considered normal. Most cases of adult dog vomiting result from gastric irritation due to swallowed grass, eating inedible objects, spoiled or rich food (raiding the garbage, table scraps) or simply eating too much too fast. You can prevent puppies from eating the wrong thing with these puppy proofing tips. Dogs and puppies also may vomit from motion sickness during car rides. The most common cause of vomiting in dogs is gluttony. Dogs that gorge their food tend to lose it just as quickly, particularly if they exercise shortly after finishing a meal. Treatment Slowing down how fast your puppy eats relieves mealtime vomiting. Feed puppies in separate bowls to cut down on "competition" eating, or place a large non-swallowable ball in the dish so the puppy is forced to eat around it. Meal-feeding several times a day rather than once will also alleviate overeating. A few dogs vomit when they're excited or fearful. Pick up the food bowl and give only small amounts of water. Vomiting makes pups feel thirsty but drinking can upset the tummy even further. So offer water in a syringe every 15 or 20 minutes, or offer an ice cube for her to lick. Vomiting may be a sign of serious illness, though. Even if it's not due to a virus, vomiting for any reason can result in dehydration that can kill puppies very quickly. Anytime your pup vomits three or more times in a single day, or two or more days in a row, you should take her to the vet.