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Old 11-22-2012, 09:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Worried...(14 wk old puppy with diarrhea and not eating)

I got a 14 weeks female, the breeder gave it to me at 5 weeks , she was fine at first very playful and never gets tired, but after a while she was doing lots of diarrhea and poops like 3 to 4 times a day, we went to the vet and gave her some medicine and put her on intestinal diet and she was doing alot better but this week she stared not eating and doing diarrhea again badly so we went to the vet again and she's on antibiotics now but still her apitite is still small yes she need time but still worried sick she was underweight and now lost an other 1 kg at 14 weeks and shes 10 kg, and shes very sensitive to food cant give her anything without reacting to it , any suggestions? tough shes sick and not eating as used to shes still madly playful and looks happy a fine ,

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Old 11-22-2012, 10:20 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Keep working with the vet and get her to eat anything! More important is fluids for such a young pup. So if she'll eat canned food and you can add a bit of broth to it, even better.

There are many things that can be going wrong but have different fixes. So if you don't see improvements in her within a day or so of the vet visit, you need to return and try something else.
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Best wishes for your little baby girl, hope that you can get her stomach issues lined out soon. Please keep us informed.
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Old 11-22-2012, 10:46 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Try giving to your pup baby food like gerber. Then little by little add the baby food to her food. I hope your pup gets well! My boy at 2 1/2 months gave me a scare with the same issues you are having. I gave him baby food and he ate it. Then I made some rice, boiled potatoes, and chicken and give him a little of that mixed with baby food and slowly I took the baby food away and added her food.


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Old 11-22-2012, 11:07 AM   #5 (permalink)
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i would get a 2nd opinion and have them do a thorough exam.
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Old 11-22-2012, 11:08 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Was the medicine a dewormer. I don't want to sound to rude so understand the context as this is not critism to you...but was this an inexperienced breeder? Because, I find it unusual - most reputable would not let a pup go before 6 weeks (8 is the norm), let alone 5 weeks...so suffice to say, this pup likely didn't get the proper vetting before being handed over to you.

He likely had parasites from the mother and may now have SIBO (bacterial overgrowth) do to an underdeveloped immune system and parasites feasting...the die off from these microbes are making him feel sick.

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Thanks all for the replay, well the breeder had puppies in the past but i dont think he what you call a perfect breeder, about worms and stuff shes all clear i did her a poop test and had some bacteria and its all cleared now shes clean, about food im giving her some boiled chicken breast now and some can food suggested by the vet that helps here apitite get back to normal. well cant wiat to get better this little devil grew up alot on me.
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Excellent advise by GatorBytes -- also at 5 weeks the pup would still be nursing - slowly weaning off . There are a lot of immune benefits in rich mother's milk. One compound is LAURIC ACID -- which is found in GOOD coconut oil with high lauric acid content. This will nurish the pup and heal any digestive problems - whether bacterial dysbiosis , or parasitic load , provide energy , and is an anti diarrheal .

It takes the digestive system time to develop to accommodate kibble , which has no enzymes -- You may want to step back and provide the pup with a dog-milk replacement in addition to the other things already recommended. You can buy these at the pet food store in cans , tetra packs or even in a powder form. If not available you can give full-fat (3.8% ??) GOAT MILK , which is very digestible . The fat content is important .

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I find it unusual - most reputable would not let a pup go before 6 weeks (8 is the norm), let alone 5 weeks

LOL...I want to correct my post as it sounds dumb. I meant to say "even" the most "un"reputable breeders wouldn't let a puppy go before 6 weeks let alone 5 wks....a reputable breeder would be 8 weeks

just through this out there as I had to be somewhere
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