Veterinarian Upul Sagarthilaka has stated that a severe respiratory disease is spreading among small puppies, but it remains undiagnosed.
He further mentioned that no successful treatment has been found for this respiratory disease so far, and it is believed to be caused by a virus.
Symptoms of this disease include shortness of breath, rapid breathing, vomiting, diarrhea, paleness of gums, loss of appetite .It appears to be rapidly spreading among hybrid puppies.
To prevent the disease, the doctor advises against feeding young pups cold food such as yogurt and cow’s milk. Additionally, Veterinarian Upul Sagarthilaka recommends refraining from bathing puppies for a period of four to five months .