I just got a 11 week old pomeranian that always sleeps! She sleeps in her cage all day. When I bring her out to play with the other dogs, she would follow them slowly but then sleeps again! I previously had a pomeranian that was very active, but he passed away recently. She eats and drinks water just fine. However, I noticed that today she would eat a little and then walk away from her food. Is this normal for a puppy? I remember my belated pomeranian to be very active when he was a puppy. Please help!
How long have you had her? Has she been like this since you received her? Have you taken her to your vet and had her checked over since you got her? Most puppies aren't as calm as this one sounds although once in a while you will just get a naturally calm puppy. I would take her and have her checked over by your vet - I would really want them to listen to her heart. Heart murmurs make a puppy very calm and quiet and not very active. But, of course, maybe she just isn't feeling great either. Either way, I would have her checked over just to see what your vet says. Best of luck - keep us updated.
I had her for a few days now. She's a little bit more active today than the past few days. I'm wondering if she was depressed the first few days hence the reason for her sleeping so much. I did buy her some Nutrical today and she is licking it. I'm planning to take her to the vet to get her examined. I'm not sure about her real age, but somehow she's not eating her food pellets. She is the soft food I'm getting her. How can I tell her real age? She has only four front teeth. Thanks!
Its impossible to guess for us on the internet, but when you take her to the vet he will be able to give you an apporximate age after he looks at her.
You may need to soak her food in hot water to soften it up, you can then add some can or goats milk to it for more appeal/nutrition. Once it soaks up the hot water you can smash it with a fork and add whatever you choose to try.
As she gets older you can use less and less water so the texture slowly becomes harder. De sure to keep up on the Nutri-Cal on her as it sounds like her blood sugar was low.
Keep us posted as to what the vet says. Also the morning of her appointment, keep a close eye on her so you can collect a stool sample to have tested by the vet. Parasites/worms can also cause some of these symptoms.
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Uuuuhhhhhhhh only 4 front teeth? Or 4 adult teeth coming in with other baby teeth? If this is only 4 truer baby teeth, this pup is only about 3 weeks old, WAY TOO YOUNG TO BE AWAY FROM MOMMA. Did you buy this pup from a breeder? I would use goat's milk instead of a commercial puppy formula but I would use fresh not store bought.... Please tell me these are adult teeth. ...please
Did your pup have parasites when you got it? Fleas, ticks, worms? My daughter just got a pyr pup, and he had all of those things, and they can cause anemia. Her pup would take 2 steps, and lay down, wouldn't eat much, and even the effort of chewing food seemed to wear him out. She had a blood test done, and the pup was anemic. Now, once he was treated for all of the parasites, the anemia corrected itself, BUT that isn't always the case based on what the vet told us. If it is bad enough, they can require treatment. Check his gums and see if they are nice and pink, or if they are pale, that is also a sign. Hope this helps!
Here's an update. I took her to the vet a few days ago and the vet stated that she is around 11 weeks old. She is eating the pellets now and is more active than before. Vet did a checkup on her and said she is healthy, stool is normal. However, she had this dry cough which turned out to be kennel cough. She was given an antibiotic for the cough. It's been a few days since she is on the antibiotic but the cough is still there. She coughs a lot more especially in the evening. How long does the kennel cough usually last? I'm afraid that it may turn into pneumonia.
Kennel cough lasts about 2-4 weeks. Generally they recover just fine. Keep giving the antibiotics be sure to give them as prescribed until they're gone..don't keep a few "for the next time it's sick" this won't turn into pneumonia as long as you give the meds til they're gone.