A Few Hours Ago I Heard A Dog Barking It Kept Barking Louder And Louder Then When I Looked Outside To See What It Was. It Was A Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. Really Small Little Puppy About 1 month Old No Collars No Id Tags No Nothing.
You sure have a way of finding really young dogs. I would try to take it to a vet as soon as possible since it is very young. One month is only 4 weeks. Most dogs don't leave their mothers until 8 weeks. If you can't take him to the vet right now, I would go buy some supplement to feed the puppy and use a heating pad (set on low) and put it under a blanket for the pup to sleep on and keep warm. You could also put an ad in the paper that you found a dog, or put up a sign on your block saying 'found dog' and list a description. Good luck with everything :)
I would get him settled and then start knocking on doors. Call the shelter. It may have slipped out of someones yard and they are going nuts looking for him. You may even bump into them on the street lol. If no one is out looking then he got dumped on purpose. Poor little thing, he is still to little to be away from his mommy. :(
My sister got a poodle puppy whos mother was killed when she was hit by a car.The vet told her to add a soft boiled egg to his diet . Not sure why, but has something to do with not having the mothers milk . Also I have heard the heating pad suggested alot but that scares me the way that puppies chew everything.
***Edited By: debg on 12/8/2004 6:20:57 PM*** Reason: added
Wow, a King Charles those are really expensive dogs I can't imagine him not having a home, hopefully the owner will claim him soon. In the mean while I agree with the others just keep him warm, you can try getting some puppy milk replacer and mixing it with puppy food or even a bit of bread to sofen it up for him. I always like to give younger pups the milk replacer if at all possible, it is alot better for them than cows milk and a pup that young needs more nutrients than water can give.
I believe you are right Pearl, I have heard the same thing. Goats milk is a lot gentler on their stomach than cow's. I actually have a goat that has milk all the time and she has became or emergancy back up LOL. Gretchen has donated her milk to several orphan kitties and even an orphan foal. No puppies yet, but I think it would be a safe alternative if you couldn't find puppy milk replacer.
Surely the dogs owners are frantic looking for her. Those dogs are really expensive and if I invested that much money in a dog, I would be out looking day and night. . Did you go door to door in your neighborhood?
I wonder about the 4 weeks old part though. Who told you the dog is that young? You wouldn't have a 4 week old puppy wandering through a neighborhood. They are still with the mom, just starting to eat on their own at that age. Did the vet tell you the age or are you just guessing?
I think you are the same person that was asking about getting a very, very young puppy. Not a good idea, especially for someone without a lot of dog experience.
***Edited By: basset_lover on 12/9/2004 5:43:05 AM*** Reason: spelling :)