I have a 6 week old puppy, I am the breeder, who was doing great. He has been weaned and wormed. I noticed Saturday he was a little tired. I didn't see him eat that day. The next day I saw him drink (I keep my puppy room very warm) and he played a little. This morning I picked him up and was shocked at home much weight he has lost in just a day. I always have mothers milk around, so I made some and gave it too him with an eyedropper. All the other puppies in this litter are doing great (they are Dobermans.) I am very concerned about him eating. He is due for his shots Friday and has not been picked by a family yet. I am wondering if the bigger puppies are strong arming him away from the food and he has just given up. I spoke to the vet today and will try soft canned puppy food (he was successfully weaned to cooked food then hard food). Any suggestions? I did not lose one baby from these 2 litters (2 in Jan.) and I don't want to lose him. Thanks!
Have the vet examine him. At the age they go downhill fast. It could be just what you mentioned and even more so in a large litter...but it also could be worms or other more serious illnesses right up to Parvo. It is not worth losing the entire litter. Have a fecal done and go by the vet's recommendations. It may cost what seems to be a lot...but we as breeders owe it to the pups. Even then...we lose a few. Best of luck and DO NOT DELAY.
They were just wormed. And I am very srtict about anyone coming near my pups. He is not vomiting and no diarrhea, so I don't hink it could be parvo. The litter is also not large. Thanks for the advise, I will see how he is tnight when I get home and go from there. If he has to come to work with me to eat, so be it!
Well, I came home and he was sleeping. I tried to get him to eat canned food, his sister who is a little thin, gobbled it up. He would not touch it. If I put it in his mouth, he spit it out. I put mommies milk down his throat with an eye dropper and he threw it up. I am absolutely FREAKING OUT. He will go to the vet first thing in the morning.