I just got the cutest little chihuahua today. He is 9 weeks old and weighs about 11 oz., so very tiny. When he sneezes he has wet clear (looks like water) coming out. Not much but enough to feel it on my arm. Then just recently I tried to feed him dry food that I soaked so very soft, and he sneezed and then seemed like he struggled with breathing for a minute, and he had som of the same wet water type stuff around his mouth. He has a vet appointment on Saturday morning. I was wondering what the wet stuff could be and if he should be supplemented? Please help. Thank you
Okay the parvo thing scares me! I hope that it is not that. Although he did have his first set of shots and deworming. That should help against parvo, right? The breeder said that the vet said it was just a cold, when I called them. He was still nursing off and on, so should I still supplement him, and what would be the best food for him?
Sounds like a cold/kennel cought ype thing to me but with such a small puppy he could get very sick very fast. Keep him warm, calm, well hydrated and well fed until your vet appointment. I would not be concerned about parvo, sneezing is not a syptom of parvo. Bloody diarhea and a foul smell are some syptoms of parvo and most first series shots cover it but they do need a second series to be like a booster. If he is not eating the wetted food try giving it to him dry, he may get the idea and like that better. I highly reccomend that you go straight out to buy a tube of nutrical as a supplment. It will keep him from subcoming to hypoglycimia! He is wayyyyyy to tiny to have left his breeder!!! She/He should've at least sent a tube of nutrical with you to keep the baby alive through the transition.
Thank your for the replies, I do have some nutrical and I have given it to him. I have a 10 month old long-hair chihuahua also, she is only 2 lbs. So I do give it to her also, especially when she was a very little puppy.
Sounds much like a cold or upper respiratory infection. That can be cleared up with antibiotics. It wouldnt hurt to ask your vet to squeeze you in sooner. The pup by the sounds of it was in no way ready to leave the breeder yet. Besides his weight, the fact he was still nursing at 9 weeks, and isnt eating solid food yet tells me the breeder should not have let him go yet.
The vet is not in tomorrow, I have an appt. first thing Saturday morning. If i'm still concerned about him tomorrow then I will find someone to see him. He seems to be feeling fine, he plays, tries to run, and loves to give kisses! I agree I do think that he was to young to leave his mommy. I am feeding my chi's canidae. I've heard that it is good food, what do you guys think? I would love to post pics. but I do not know how to do that.
Okay, I got my little guy to eat food this morning!!! I put some in a baggy and hit it with a rolling pin, so very fine piesces, not wet at all. He ate it all up, I was so happy! He also hasn't been sneezing or having wet stuff coming out. I've also been giving him nutrical and some esbilac. I will try to do the pics. later.