My Mom's dog had puppies last night. To make a long story short - Mom had Altzheimers. She told us dog was spayed. Dog wasnt spayed. Mom died. I love Mom. I have pregnant dog.
Two of the pups have open places on their foreheads. Not just soft - open red places. I have placed a call to vet and have an appointment tomorrow, but I am worried. They are not eating well and I don't want them to be hurting. Has anyone heard of this? They do not seem to be in pain - just not as active as other two puppies. Mom is daschound and Dad is chiquaqua.
I wouldn't wait til tomarrow, I would rush to an emergancey vet ASAP. Death can happen very quickly to newborn pups. An open wound in the head is not normal, and possibly a birth defect. I would pack them up and go NOW
My synpathy to you on the loss of your mother, and the problem with these poor puppies. I agree with Illusion about getting them to the vet ASAP. I have never heard of a problem like that... I'm assuming they were born with the open spot.
Please post back to the forum when you find out more from the vet. Good luck to you and the puppies.