sounds like you are doing very well with him so far. im glad to read he is not on a heating pad. heating pads can be dangerous for animals that young. heated water bottles are the best. maybe keep some nutrical on hand in case he refuses to eat.
do you know what kind of mix he is ? thanks for taking him in and caring for him =)
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Are you feeding puppy formula milk replacement? Try to get the one with collostrum if possible.
Feed every 3 Hrs and keep the baby warm and give lots of love.
You can start worming at about 2-3 weeks of age. Get meds from a vte to make sure you are treating the right type of worms
You can start a little bit of mush with the bottle feeding at about 4-5 weeks and then start weaning off the bottle as long as the pup is thriving
Your vet may want you to get shots a little earlier then other pups due to the puppy not getting the others antibodies through her milk. Either way be very careful about not having tons and tons of pople around the pup and no strange animals. He is much more susceptible to illness
You can also start cutting his nails with a baby nail clipper so he gets used to it. Nails grow really quick on pups
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Chato was just too small...he passed away at 3:30 today.:(
He was doing good till last night, this morning he was much more lethargic and wanted to just sleep. He was having problems breathing well since his mom left him. At the end he was retching alot until he passed away.:(
alldogslover,I'm sure you did the very best you could for that puppy. Sometimes, even with the best of care and a Mom nursing the puppy, the puppy can die. I learned of something I'd never come across before, from a member of this forum in fact, called fading puppy syndrome. Don't beat yourself up over this, you gave it your best effort, and unfortunately it did'nt turn out, but you've got nothing to feel guilty for. Good for you for trying.