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Puppy strangles or juvenile cellulitis is a condition affecting young dogs between three to sixteen weeks of age where swelling, hair loss, and lymph node enlargement occurs. Occasionally, a skin infection occurs at the feet and face as well.
It is not known exactly what the cause of puppy strangles is, but it is believed that it is a deficiency of the immune system that is inherited. This is serious condition that can result in the death of a puppy if not treated. It is advised that if your puppy may have this condition to seek a veterinarian immediately.