Please give more information. It could be parvo or fading puppy syndrome (among other possibilities). What breed is it? Have you contacted your vet? An emergency vet call is definitely ion order right now. Please let me know how it goes.
They are pit puppies, they were born a few days ago. I was planning on taking them to vet tomorrow, but it there anything I can do tonight. Can they have hook worm shots this early? The mom was exposed to parvo when she got stolen a year ago, but we got her back and the vet saved her. Could that be passed on to them?
Thank you for your advice. The vet said they have herpes(bacteria) diease from the mother's milk. He put 3 down, he said there was nothing he could do and they were in alot of pain. He said the other ones look like they will be fine. Vet said he can't give any shots to them to they are at least 4 weeks old. I never heard of this before and I was really hoping something could have been done. I will keep you updated, the vet said if they continue to look good the next few days then I have nothing to worry about.
I will tell you this also, the vet didn't do any tests. He told me all this from just picking them up and looking at them. Has anyone heard of this diease? Should I have asked for some kind of test to make sure?
esemilysmith6 that soapbox you are on may be yanked out from under you if you don't show some common sense. this person is frantic about taking good care of these pups and doesn't need your holier than thou attitude.no one repeat no one comes to this web site to be preached at
They could be dying for many reasons. Have you ever had your dog tested for Herpes? What about the sire? Do you own him? Puppies who are exposed to Herpes die very quickly after birth. That doesn't mean the entire liter will die if some of them can make it to the 3 week mark then they will have a chance. This is just one reason a puppy can die and some of the other ones have been listed previously. Good luck and I know how sad you must be. Is this your dogs first liter? Have you had your sire and dam tested for brucilosis? Melinda ********** ************
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Anyone who has a kennel and breeds on a regular basis should research the herpes and brucilosis and should never breed a dog until they have been tested for these 2 diseases. Your dog will be fine if she has a second liter. She must have been exposed by the stud? I never ever stud my dogs out unless the person shows me a current herpes and brucilosis test that is negative!! I did alot of research prior to opening my kennel. I thought it was herpes and stated that in my comment but then i started reading the post above me and saw that your had taken them to the vet and they confirmed my fears for you. Well I think the rest will be fine. Usually the whole liter won't die but if you ever breed her again she will have the atibodies for this disease adn future liters will be protected. Don't read the internet aobut this because it will scare you adn the info is NOT accurate. I spoke to a specialist in this field and got my information. She is from OHIO and studies the infectious diseases in dogs. Thanks and again glad you didn't lose all your precious pups! Melinda ************* **************
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hello, Im sorry for the loss of your babies, I know its heart breaking. Does any one know if there is a preventitive shot for this disease ?.. I have never heard of dogs getting this ?.. I raise Mini dairy Goats, and they have to be tested for Busolosis.. I will soon be raising, and showing King Charles Cavaliers,,
Diamond girl, what vet told you these puppies had herpes, and that they contracted it from the mother's milk? Herpes is not contracted through the mother's milk. It is given to the puppies as they pass through the birth canal. They then get sicker and sicker, especially if they are not warm enough, as the virus drops their temp anyway. They must be kept near normal canine body temp, if they're to survive. Now that your dam has had this litter, the antibodies in her milk would keep another litter alive...if someone was ignorant enough to breed her again. No dog that tests positive for CHV should ever be bred. A blood test is not always positive in a dog, because the virus is not always active. The test has to be done more than once to get a true result. This dog, and the sire, should be spayed and neutered.
Just for the record, I do not breed dogs for money nor do I have a kennel. I have a female and a male pit beccause I saved them from abuse from someone else. Her getting pregeant was not planned but since it happened, I'm doing the best I can to keep them healthly and provide a loving home here for all of them. Yes, I have already made plans to get them fixed. But it will be when she gets threw nursing, the male is getting it done now. I'm not a expert on pets, that's why I came on here so I could get help with doing what is best for them. I do love them and want them to be healthy as possible. I didn't know they needed more than normal shots every pet must have.