can the puppy stand up on all 4s
, or does s/he sprawl after a few steps?
Does the belly drag & the pup actually crawls, rather than walking?
I'm trying to determine just how young the baby is. // PediaLyte is minerals & electrolytes, it's not NUTRITION.
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A young puppy who cannot eat SOLID FOOD needs to be nursing on their dam - but the VET should see the baby immediately
to confirm the infant's age for the record, & check them over for any immediate danger of dying.
Dehydration, a belly full of worms, a strangulated hernia, etc, are all very dangerous to fragile infants, & a full-body exam including DENTITION will establish age.
task #2: I would immediately report the seller to the local authorities
, whoever handles animal welfare issues [safety, cruelty, housing / feeding / provision of shade in heat & shelter in cold, etc].
This pup [Urs] & whichever siblings may also have been sold or given away, need to be reunited with Mom-dog & one another
; they need other puppies AND their mother, to develop normal dog social-skills.
Mother dogs are not just milk-dispensers & portable heaters, they are role models for their pups, & provide a sense of security, a haven when things go badly or the pup is startled, contact comfort, & they teach their pups dog body-language & social signals -
how to say, "Quit that!", 'I'm sorry', Let's play!, "Back off...", 'U're scaring me', & more.
The authorities should confiscate the dam AND all the litter, & put them in foster care until the pups are 56-DO / 8-WO; then, they're sufficiently developed to go to their 1st separate homes, away from their mother & littermates.
Pups separated too early have all kinds of physical & emotional issues, everything from a poorly-developed immune system to digestive problems, overattachment / neediness / nighttime crying / suckling obsessively on soft surfaces, etc.
If she's underage, the sooner U can reunite her AND her siblings with their mother, the better.
Good luck, & let us know what happens, please.