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Old 12-04-2009, 12:56 AM
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Question Need help First pup under the age of 8 weeks

So i always had puppies/dogs who are 8 weeks and older. Well i got a puppy who is about a month and a half old. So im not to sure on to much. So im wondering when do people normally start de-worming and shots. When i got my other two dogs they were 2 months or 3. Any tips on having a pup who is a month and a half would be great. Of all the years i have had dogs this is a first for me. Thanks in advance.
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I don't wanna sound harsh but having any animal under the age of eight weeks is illegal-whoever sold or gave you the dog is really really in the wrong


At any rate-things will be generally the same, shots and worming you'll need to chat with the vet about-it depends on where you are what shots are required and how many -do you have a vet lined up already? I would have an exam as soon as possible given the dog is so young

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yeah we have a vet but it was to late for me to call since they had closed already. So im gonna call as soon as they open. i wasnt sure if there was anything different or anything i should do to help the pup since she isnt with her siblings.
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You just got her today?

How come so young-if you don't mind me asking?

Is she eating/drinking? If not-get some goats milk from the supermarket or pharmacy and you can bottle or syringe feed it to her. Cows milk likely not as good to give her.
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Well all my puppies were about 3,5 months old when we got them from the kennel and always dewormed and with the first shots but I remember once I found a puppy on the street who was about 1 month old or so and we gave him dry food softened with water** to eat or milk** from the vet (I don't know what exactly). You need to let it sleep a lot and I am pretty sure she will need at least the first shots done.

We rehomed that puppy in a good family at 1,5 months old ... so I will contact them to ask if there is anything you should know and write you back.

First thing to do is contact your vet ask him any questions you have even if it sounds silly and ask him his phone number to call him at any time (better if you have his cellphone, home, office numbers). Don't be afraid to ask him silly questions...is not a bad thing to do...he will be a "bad" vet if he don't answer.
(I have 13 dogs and I still ask silly questions )

**I am just telling you what I remember so you better contact your vet before!!
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I don't wanna sound harsh but having any animal under the age of eight weeks is illegal-whoever sold or gave you the dog is really really in the wrong
Sounds like a BYB to me.



Don't be afraid to ask there are many nice people here...! and when they ask you something back I am sure it is because they want to help you!
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Thanks everyone! She is eating solid food on her own and drinks water too. I have been looking for a pup for a while and according to the lady the litter was not expectied. i guess the mom got out and they didnt know till like 3 weeks or so before she has them. this is what they told me. im tryin to get a hold of her to make sure on the age and get her D.O.B. i talked to my vet and she has a appt. she seems healthy, good weight, active and sleeps. from my point of view so we go in today. my vet said i should worry to much, since if she is a month in a half she is almost 2 months just gotta be extra careful. which i always am even with my 3yr old lab. we are giving her solid food, i add some water to make it a little softer for her and she has no problem eating it. and she drinks the water fine. again thanks everyone
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Oh from unexpected and unwanted dog births the puppies usually end up in shelters or the street...so you might are her savior!
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ty i saw her and something about her just said, take me ill love you forever. there was just that connection. I have had it with all my pets. She was second to the smallest of the litter. her and my son are connected at the hip, they sleep together play together stare out windows and doors together. they are partners in crime.
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Oh from unexpected and unwanted dog births the puppies usually end up in shelters or the street
its sad but that is so true, it happens alot out here all my dogs/cats have been from shelters or litters that were not planned. it is so sad
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Thanks everyone! She is eating solid food on her own and drinks water too. I have been looking for a pup for a while and according to the lady the litter was not expectied. i guess the mom got out and they didnt know till like 3 weeks or so before she has them. this is what they told me. im tryin to get a hold of her to make sure on the age and get her D.O.B. i talked to my vet and she has a appt. she seems healthy, good weight, active and sleeps. from my point of view so we go in today. my vet said i should worry to much, since if she is a month in a half she is almost 2 months just gotta be extra careful. which i always am even with my 3yr old lab. we are giving her solid food, i add some water to make it a little softer for her and she has no problem eating it. and she drinks the water fine. again thanks everyone
Oh good stuff!!

Do you have pictures to share? We'd love to see her We LOVE puppy pictures around here
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