is giving him the runs. I have only had him since Monday, little guy weighs only 1.5 pounds. He is eating but wont eat the dry food that was givin to me. He will eat it is i soak it down and put in some wet food mix. Will that mix give him the runs?? Is it ok to give childrens Kaopectate too?? thanks guys......... Oh, this potty training is MUCH HARDER THAN I EVEN ANTICIPATED..........AND I HAVE TWIN BOYS........LOL
Hey Jeezy, Make sure to keep your pup hydrated, that is the most important. He is probably stressed and also having a change in food will also cause that. Keep him on a consistant diet, same thing and pretty soon his body will settle down. As far as potty training that will just take time. Start out immediately with crate training. When do I get to see pictures??? I am dying to see pics.
Did your breeder send you home with an information sheet and instructions on how to identify hypoglycemia, and how to treat it? Yes you can give your puppy Kaopectate, 3cc after every bowel movement 'till he stops scouring. Sounds like a lot but it's only 1/2 tsp. Make sure there isn't blood or large amounts of mucus in the feces. Small amounts of bright red blood are common as the scouring irritates the intestinal tract. If it starts to smell "coppery" (like blood) or rotten get him to the vet immediately. Your puppy has to eat, soaked food with canned added (just enough to make it smell good) should work. If not cooked chicken with a tiny little bit of garlic sprinkled on is very tempting. Some breeders swear by putting a TBSP of white corn syrup in a quart/ litre of water and giving puppy only that to drink. Good luck with your baby.
Hi guys.............i will get onto dogster.com soon, it just takes some time as you know and right now i am following around a poopy runny puppy.........lol........i'll get it up this weekend. TJRuff-i didnt get any info on hypoglycamia (whatever)....he is drinking and eating when i give hime that mix........ Hey Katz and Merico, Um isnt the wet food giving him the runs though? I was told that that was only a treat in the morning and night and that dry kibble was fine during the day......well he loves the mix and will get it up "like a dog"......lol but wont touch the dry i leave out, that i was told to leave out all day.........now up until now, i have been a cat person and leave their food out all day.........i was told with the pomeranian i could do that too. But he get like fussy once the wet mix gets stale i guess.............should i leave out that mix all day, i am concerned that the mix is giving the runs...... Is it? Also i have been adding 1/4 tsp of Kaopectate to his food 3x a day and also a little lick of nutrical cal here and there is any dehydration..........is this right?? He is drinking and peeing, so i know that is good. Yes i am crate training him, his food and water are in there, he seems to like it in their, he was going in their to nap on his own but i have introduced more rooms as he needs to learn how to get from the living room to the kitchen to get out and now he is more free and doesnt go in alone, but we go in, cry for like 10 sec. and he is done........the crate is my savior..........LOL. i would get no rest without it....... So many people say it will take 6 months to potty train.........NO WAY........ He likes to like his poop too,,,,,,,,,gross..........LOL, looks like his food.......lol I am so sleep deprived!! But nothing worth while comes easy....................
I would get him to eat whatever you can and slowly start taking the wet food away, but he needs to eat. Feed him about 1/2 and 1/2 and then take a little bit of wet out that way he slowly gets used to the dry food. If he is drinking and peeing that is very good. I can't wait to see him!
That weight is really small. Give him 'nutracal' 3 times a day (you can get it at some pet stores, the vet or petsmart or petco). Put it on your finger tip and put it on the roof of this mouth. That should help prevent hypoglycemia. If he starts acting lethargic, and stumbles around, get him to a vet pronto. That's a sign of hypoglycemia. Hypoglycemia is low blood sugar, which small dogs are very prone too. Make sure he has food available constantly, and that he doesn't play too hard because that can help trigger it. He could have diarreah from change in food. I would find out what the breeder was feeding, and feed that for a few weeks, and if you don't care for it, slowly introduce the new food by mixing just a little bit with the old, and gradually increase it over a few weeks until he is eating just the new food. Also, dogs that small have a hard time eating hard food because of their small teeth. I would make sure to buy the kind that says 'small bites' on the bag, or crush the food up to see if it makes it easier to eat. But like everyone else said, if he eats a certain type of food, keep doing that just to get him to eat. Like everyone else said, watch for mucous and blood in the stool. That can indicate parasites, parvo or giardia. If he has the diarreah for more than 3 days, I would take him in to the vet to rule out any problems. Really small dogs usually have a molera. It's equivalent to the soft spot babies have on their heads. Feel really gently between his ears for it. If it feels sucken in, he could be dehyrated from the diarreah. So watch for that also. I don't know if this is relavent, but when I got my chihuahua, she was only 10 ounces, and since they are so small, they can't keep in body heat very well. I used a heating blanket set on a low setting that I put under her blankets to keep her warm. It really helped her. Good luck with everything! Can't wait to see pics :o)
Not sure where I put my book right at the moment so you are going to get the off the top of my head version on Hypoglycemia...sorry. The low body weight of toy puppies makes them more prone to suffering from low blood sugar but it can happen to any dog. All of my puppies go home with an instruction sheet, not to frighten their owners but to prepare them just in case. A puppy suffering from Hypoglycemia will first look like they are drunk, staggering and unsteady on their feet. When you look in their eyes they will be "not there" (unfocussed). From there if untreated it will progress into seizures (frequently laying on their side pedaling) and from there into a coma which can lead to death. The treatment is 1/2 cc white corn syrup by mouth providing a gag reflex is present, if not you can rub the syrup on the gums. Keep the puppy warm to prevent shock. If you do not see an obvious improvement within 20 min get your puppy to the vet immediately. If puppy is feeling more alert offer food and water, I find that canned cat food is stinkier and more appealing to the puppy who doesn't want to eat. It is not uncommon for puppy to vomit after an episode, if it continues contact your vet. As to your toileting problems, that poor little waif has a bladder the size of a thimble, it's going to be a while until he has any signifigant degree of control, barricade a corner, the porch, the bathroom and put down paper, every few days make the area the paper covers a little bit smaller, if he starts missing increase it again. As to the poop eating, they learn it from the very beginning, that's what mom does, it must be right. Pick it up as soon as you see it (another advantage to the paper). Most male dogs outgrow the habit, there are things you can feed them if they do not, but not 'till much later.