Is your puppy ill?

Puppies are particularly vulnerable to illness when very young and sometimes it’s difficult to spot what’s wrong. Here are some useful things to look out for:

  • Lack of appetite (not just during one meal) but over a period of 24 hours
  • Vomiting/diarrhoea over 24 hours
  • Panting and crying
  • Coughing
  • Laboured breathing
  • Lack of energy
  • Excessive scratching
  • Bleeding
  • Dehydration
  • Eye/ear discharge
  • Head shaking
  • Limping
  • Difficulty with toileting
  • Increased/decreased urination
  • Excessive drinking

If you puppy is exhibiting any of these signs, don’t delay, make an appointment with the vet!