I've got a lovely litter of three pom pups on the ground and i am an experienced breeder but i'm looking for suggestions on what could be troubling this pup, maybe something i haven't thought of yet. Its only one of the pups in the litter, the other two are acting normally. But this one pup will not stop crying :( I made sure he had a good meal by making sure the mother laid still for a long while so he could nurse. She is a fine mother but that was my first thought was he must be hungry. It didn't help though, as soon as he was done he was wailing again. After a bit he finally took a nap but as soon as he woke up he starting wailing again. He is warm, dry, healthy, and well fed. I don't know what else i can possibly do for him. If he were a human baby i would think maybe its painful gas. Do you think that could be his problem? I'm stumped.
And i would've posted this in the breeder forum but not alot of people have access to that section and i'm looking to comfort him as quickly as i can. Any suggestions would be appreciated :)
I called the vet right after i posted but he didn't think it could be something serious if the pup was capable of eating a whole meal quietly and sleeping. He thought gas and/or constipation was a good guess, and told me to keep an eye to be sure the mother is helping him poop. Hh told me to come in tomorrow if it doesn't stop. Its wierd though he does stop sometimes. But other times he crys like crazy and it makes his mom really confused. Right now he is napping. I guess i just have to keep an eye on him until morning.
I just checked his butt again and its all messy with mustard colored poo. He was clean earlier today though. I wonder if he had a big blow out. I washed him and so far he is acting normally, no more crying. He hasn't been wormed yet, i hold off until week 4 with these small pups. His gums are normal and he doesn't seem to be in pain anywhere from being sat on by mom. She is usually really careful about not sitting on them. I'm betting he was constipated but i'm still keeping an eye on him and ear opening if he starts to cry again. I may take a wash cloth to him if he starts again to see if hes got more poo in there hes having a hard time with.