i have a teacup maltese puppy that is only 7-9 weeks old and he is very sick. He won't eat, he acts like he goes into convaltions and goes poop everywhere, and he starts fooming at the mouth.I have only had this puppy two days and he is doing this.Please Please. help me . he was my 18 birthday gift my mom and dad.
Do you know the exact age of your puppy? Your parents got scammed, the maltese is a tiny dog to begin with, a good breeder has no need or use for the designation 'teacup'.
The problem here is you havea tiny dog, the 'runt' as you say, that at 7-9 weeks has been taken away from it's mother and littermates too early. A good breeder will keep tiny dogs like this until they are 10-12 weeks old to be sure they are healthy enought o do well on their own. Unless your parents got this puppy with a health guarantee there is little you can do other than take it to the vet. SOme small dogs like this can suffer from a condition called hypoglycemia, and this, in addition to being generally ill (I dont suppose you know what vaccinations, if any, the mother dog had, or if the puppy has had any vaccinations?) sound like they're getting deadly dangerous for your pup. ANY time a puppy has convulsions or runny poop a trip to the veterinarian is an absolute MUST. In fact, puppies should be taken to the vet within 48 hours of being brought home, to be perfectly honest. IT could be anything from worms to a major health disorder causing the problem.
I'm sorry that you're having so many problems iwth your puppy, and please keep us updated on what the vet says.
I bet its seasures because of the convaltions and foaming.
My botson has them, His eyes get buggy, he stiffens up and shakes, sometimes it looks like hes seeing things that are scaring him, towards the end of them he usualy starts to foam. Its real scarry to watch if you know whats going on.
You need to take him to a vet, if you cant do that right now next time it happens keep ahold of the pup, pet it and talk very calm to it. If it is a seasure then the calmer you can keep them the better. It wont help them come out of it but it can help there blood temp from spiking and it will keep them calmer when they come out of it. Also if your pup has a bad one be ready to rub cramps out. Rocky had one so bad his bac legs cramped up and he couldnt walk for a wile. I had to rub the cramps out. Ive also found it helpfull if you take there coller off. sometimes when rocky has one he will streach out his back end and chrunch up his frount end making his neck real fat and his coller gets very tight so we just take it off as soon as he starts to have one.
Good luck and the sooner you take your pup to the vet the better, If it is seasures they will do some blood work to make sure there organs can handle the meds and as long as the pup can handle them they will give yo usome pills. Rocky takes 2 kinds of pills one is a vitiman to get his electron things up. In total we pay $24 a month for meds.
Teacup dogs will always have more health problems, I work at a vet clinic as well as a dog rescue and 1 teacup dog, with all the vet work it requires in a year almost pays my entire salary! I'm so sorry, but teacup dogs, especially maltese and yorkies, have the most health problems of all. They are just too small to have normal functions-dogs are NOT supposed to be bred in order to be that small. Teacup dogs are hard to housetrain and are notorious for having diarrhea problems. As for the convusing, it probably is seizures, which can be treated with medicine. Please for the sake of the dog make sure that the vet you bring him to specializes in small breeds! Especially when it comes time to neuter him because tea cup dogs do not react well to anesthesia. I'm so sorry your dog is so sick, but teacup breeds are very prone to health problems both hereditary and non-hereditary.
***Edited By: Doggy Lover! on 10/4/2006 11:01:47 PM*** Reason: I called the dog "her" instead of "him"
I cant say for complete positive but I am pretty sure that the neurological functions of the brain are quite similar in humans and in dogs and if that is the case DO NOT try to calm the dog, pet it or anything while it is having a seisure. I know that in humans if you do this it can actually make the seisure last longer, and cause more damage. Try not to stimulate the dog in any manner just make sure he is safe. Good Luck!