My 2 week old puppy has yellowish mucus coming from his nose and is congested. Help!
My dog had puppies and all of them have been doing well until 3 days ago when the 2 smallest dogs started having yellowish mucus coming out of their nose and one of them is congested.
Other than that their going to the bathroom ok and their eating fine, but as a precaution i separated them away from the others and have been giving them puppy formula.
i will be bringing them to the vet tomorrow but i'd like to know if it's something i have to worry about and if so what could it be. thank you!
It sounds as though your puppies may have an upper respiratory tract infection (sort of like the common cold in humans). However young puppies are very vulnerable to illness and disease and even something simple like this could develop into pneumonia which is very serious.... the congestion you hear could be the beginning of something like that.
They definitely need to be examined by your vet so that he can decide whether they need treatment.
These type of symptoms can also be early signs of several contagious dog illnesses that puppies are prone to catching. Again, your vet will be able to determine whether this is the case here, or whether it's a respiratory infection.
I wish you the best of luck and hope these little guys get better soon.