I just bought a new chihuahua puppy today. I know about back yard breeders. I always said that I would never buy from them but I knew if I didnt he would die. He is dehydrated and skinny and so small I cant even begin to explain. I bought him some puppy bottles and formula and he drank it down so fast. He was starving. Is this a good sighn that he is eating on his own? he is probly about 3 or 4 weeks old. The man sold their mother. Good for the mother but bad for the puppies. Is there anything I can do to help my puppy till I can get him to the vet?
its a very good sign that he eat. go get puppy wet food ,like pedigree puppy and feed it to him in small amounts. also keep giving him the replacement milk for about another 2 weeks and then slowly add more water. also get him checked out by a vet ,its time for his 1st deworming now and in about 2 weeks he should be giving his 1st set of shuts.any questions call me i am raising pupies for the AC right now .although i have lost 4 of a litter of 10 .the remaining 6 are doing awesome.. my number is 2706050510
please do not feed him pedigree puppy food. dont try to give anything other than milk supplement until you talk to a vet. this puppy sounds to be in emancipated condition. call your vet right away, explain the situation, and follow what he/she tells you, even if it means bringing him in right away.
I tryed to call the local vets. They are all closed till Monday. I will take him in first thing Monday because I already hve an appointment for my other dog to get his shots. I am so afraid to take him outdoors. It is cold here.
ok dusty i am a volenteer with the AC and i DO know what iam talking about.of course everyone has a different opinion and thats absulutely fine. but of course she should call the vet asap but pups at 4 weeks do eat puppy food believe me bc the teeth should have set in, and most dogs do not want to nurse they pups alot anymore bc of the teeth.so at this age its normal to start feeding puppy food.. if you dont believe me call a vet they will tell you the same.. so she owner should 1s of all call a vet get the right advise from a pro and get the pup checked out.. and still feed milk replacement
as for the person she got the dog from SHAME ON YOU
I would call the spca or animal control. he should be arrested.
put the puppy in a box or creat with a heating pad on low, but leave room for him to move if he gets to hot. I would get a good puppy food, and grind it into almost a powder add the replacement milk, at this point with not knowing were he was at his first home, I would make it more milk than food. you can gradully add more more and less milk. by week 5 you should start making the chunks bigger, then arround week 6 just soak the food in warm replacement milk. Also I would still give him a bottle.