Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Its a bit of a long story and I know puppies should not be taken from their mother before 8-9 weeks however myself and my sister have taken them at 6 (just coming up to 7 now) weeks old for their health and well being.
We have brother and sister from a litter of 8 GSD's. All was fine up until 4 weeks old we went to see the puppies and all looked fine, mum was a little on the thin side which was to be expected but after this visit we stopped receiving regular updates from the breeder and he was ignoring our calls and messages. We sent him a message asking him to contact us as we were becoming xoncerned. When he finally did message he said we could come and collect the puppies (at 6 weeks old!) as they were eating and drinking
alarm bells started to ring and so myself and my sister decided to go, not to pick them up but to see if they were ok and if they were we was going to tell the breeder we would leave them with mum for another 2 weeks.
When we got there the 4 puppies that were left hadn't even grown, they all looked like chihuahua puppies, the mum was emaciated, the house was absolutely filthy and the smell that hit us wasn't even dog/puppy/poo smell it was something else. We agreed to take our puppies for their own safety and called the RSPCA when we got home.
After giving the puppies a feed, a bath and a dose of wormer they pooed out massive roundworms longer than 10 inches in size and as thick as earthworms. After this they perked up a bit but they are still weak little puppies. We have an appointment at the vets shortly so I will update the thread.
Both puppies weigh 3lb and they are 7 weeks old tomorrow. How can you mistake a gsd for a chihuahua/yorkie puppy? Its just sickening. After reading some of the threads on here I am positive they will make a good recovery with the right care however I am really upset and angry that this was allowed to happen in the first place.
I hope this thread turns into something positive by the end and will post regular updates and photos (as soon as I know how) x