My chihuahua just had puppies on the 15th of july. All of the puppies seemed to be just fine after birth. As a few days past the puppies grew (3) but for one he was still the size of a new born. I also noticed that he wasnt eating that much and just thought that he might be having trouble eating. After about a week of feeding him by hand and by helping him to his mothers milk he passed away. What was wrong with my Little Man? Was there someting that I could have done to prevent this. Where did I go wrong.
I'm sorry to hear you lost a baby. I don't know all the medical resaons as to why these things sometimes happen, but it's natures way. Sounds like you did all the right things. The only thing I may have done differently was take him to the vet when I noticed he wasn't growing. Sometimes the vet can not help either... it's just one of those things. I'm glad to hear you have 3 healthy babies and mama came though the birth ok!
What likely happened is that you noticed one puppy was behind developmentally a little too late for it to do any good. Ideally, you would have made sure that all of the puppies spent equal amounts o ftime from the day they were born. A week later, the puppy is still the size of a newborn and you started checking on it and doing supplemental feedings, but it was too late.
There is also the possibility that there was some kind of congenital problem. Take the pup's body to the Vet and have an autopsy done.
I am sorry that you lost your puppy :P
***Edited By: Minniyar on 7/29/2005 12:00:03 PM*** Reason: add
I'm really sorry for your loss. Unfortutely, you may never know why he passed without haing a necropsy being done, and even then the rsults could be inconclusive. He could have been born with a congenital problem that wouldn't be seen. Again, I've very sorry.