Common Puppy Problems
Kennel Cough | Diarrhea |
Blood or jelly in stool | Diet
Lack of appetite |
Common puppy problems usually occur within two (2) weeks after purchase.
Most of these problems are
Stress can occur when your puppy is taken into a new environment. Your
puppy is in many ways like a child during his/her first weeks at a new
school. Your puppy may look fine in the familiar surroundings of Just
Puppies, but shortly after bringing the puppy home, stress related
symptoms might arise. Just Puppies has compiled this list of “Common
Puppy Problems” that should clear up quickly after you and your puppy
get used to your new life together. These problems can occur no matter
where a puppy was purchased and therefore are
NOT SUBJECT TO RETURNS OR REFUNDS.
KENNEL COUGH/UPPER RESPIRATORY INFECTION (URI)/PNEUMONIA :
Coughing, hacking, sneezing and a runny nose are all symptoms of kennel
cough. While kennel cough can be debilitating, it is
life threatening. The cough may linger for several weeks.
The ONLY TREATMENT is a proper
We have vaccinated all the puppies but the vaccination may not provide a
complete immunization. There is a 50% chance that any puppy in the
store will get kennel cough. There is a five - ten (5 – 10) day
incubation period for the virus that causes kennel cough. Observe the
puppy closely for the next two (2) weeks for symptoms and call the
veterinarian at the first sign of illness. The sooner the puppy is
given the proper antibiotics the sooner the puppy will get better. To
reduce the risk of spreading kennel cough to other dogs outside of the
Just Puppies environment, please have your dog(s) vaccinated against
Diarrhea can occur from stress, change of diet/water, or any change in
environment. If the diarrhea is severe or the puppy is in pain, you may
give your puppy a
amount (¼ - ½ tsp Per 5 lbs) of
This will not cure an intestinal infection, coccidiosis, or giardhea.
If the diarrhea persists for more than a day or two, call a veterinarian
listed on the first page of the
LIMITED HEALTH GUARANTEE.
BLOOD OR JELLY (MUCUS) IN THE STOOL:
Blood or jelly in the stool is usually a sign of intestinal parasites
(coccidiosis or giardhea).
Blood can also be a sign of an intestinal blockage or viral infection.
Contact your veterinarian if you
see blood or mucus in the stool.
Just Puppies currently feeds Royal Canin puppy food to all our
puppies. We recommend that you feed your puppy Royal Canin or
another high quality puppy food. Using a brand other than Royal
Canin will probably cause diarrhea. You should feed Royal Canin
initially, then if you decide to
over several days to reduce the possibility of diarrhea or upset
LACK OF APPETITE:
This may occur for the first few days. If your puppy is not eating, you
may add a little
PLAIN NON-FAT YOGURT
CANNED WET FOOD
to the dry food. The yogurt may stimulate the puppy’s appetite.
add these things at every meal as this may spoil your puppy, and he/she
will need this at every meal.
LACK OF APPETITE AND/OR DRINKING (over 24 hours) can be life
ALL SMALL PUPPIES are susceptible to HYPOGLYCEMIA.
Please refer to
the information on
included in your packet.
Most puppies will go through a period of adjustment when they join a new
family. The puppy will cry when put into the crate to sleep. Make sure
there is nothing really wrong with the puppy and try to
ignore the noise.
Soon the puppy will learn crying doesn’t work to get your attention.
Your puppy is covered for veterinarian care for two (2) weeks after
purchase. You MUST contact our listed veterinarians for an
appointment. Puppy illnesses can progress very quickly; please do not
ignore a minor problem until it becomes a major problem. Just Puppies
for any emergency veterinarian visits or expenses. Please refer to the
first page of your
LIMITED HEALTH GUARANTEE
hours of operation for the veterinarian you will use.