The lava pup is the little brother of the lava hound. When the lava hound is destroyed it will explode in to small creatures: lava pups. The lava pups are flying units comparable by minions. They have low health but do relative high damage.
The lava hound will split into multiple lava pups depending on the level of the lava hound:
- Level 1: 8 Lava Pups
- Level 2: 10 Lava Pups
- Level 3: 12 Lava Pups
They have 55 hit points each and do 35 dps. So when your lava hound dies you have a total of minimum of: 440 health and 280 dps extra at lava hound level 1.