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Old 01-20-2018, 07:55 PM
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Hello I'm new to this but I needed help from real dog owners.. I recently got a puppy and she's very small.. Well she won't eat or drink water.. I've given her pedialyte in hopes that gives her some kind of nutrients..but she's starting to have light green watery stools I don't know what could be wrong does anyone have any suggestions..
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Old 01-20-2018, 08:53 PM
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Exclamation VET - as quickly as possible!

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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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Task #1:
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. Poor baby!
- terry

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She's not that small she is a puppy tho she walks and runs a little and Barks.. But she does get loud at night I put her in her bed and she comes to my bed crying cause she wants to be snuggled with me
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So do you have any idea what the age of your pup is? I would certainly get her to a Vet for a complete evaluation. That will establish her age, and her medical status.
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