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Old 12-06-2009, 12:01 AM
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Yeah-still even without charging...he could have been in trouble _I know what you mean though! Tasha seems like such a great dog-you did good with her My brother got a cat from a petstore here, after a month she got really ill. My parents had to help him with a 3000$ vet bill. When the vet saw her-she said the kitten was 6 weeks....meaning the petstore (AND YES I could kill him from buying from a petstore-but he didn't know and he's never had a cat) sold them a kitten at 2-3 weeks of age My brother and the vet reported them

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Old 12-06-2009, 12:26 AM
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It is ok. We can't make an appt till monday. Though someone said she looks small for her breed age and that has mecworried I know my black lab was smmaller then most at 8 weeks I'm gonna ask my vet about it when we see him
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I think worried is good-not that I want to worry you more Just I think it's speaks that you are a good owner if you are worried

Hydration is key-you can check by doing a 'pinch test' This link has instructions and info on the test Symptoms of Dehydration
and symptoms of dehydration.

In the meantime before you get to the vet ensure your pup is hyrdated and belly is full. You can ascultate the stomach by ear for gut sounds-listen to your other dogs first-press your ear to their tummy for a baseline of what a tummy sounds like-then listen to your pup.
If pup refuses to eat you can mash food up small and mix with water and syringe feed it. If it's bad-we can tell you what you need and how to give sub-q fluids.
Seeing the pictures Id' guess the pup is 4 weeks or so. BUT I'm not a vet, just a dog owner From what your telling me none of the emergency procedures I just typed are applicabe yet and Monday should be cool to get the pup in to the vet
Let us know if things go downhill and we can help; but it sounds like the pup is doing well and you are doing well for the pup
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I always thought that the only real problem separating a puppy from his/her mother was his/her health....but I can see I is also a matter of learning behaviors.

(Thanks for learning so much things in this forum )
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Old 12-06-2009, 03:12 PM
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I think worried is good-not that I want to worry you more Just I think it's speaks that you are a good owner if you are worried

Hydration is key-you can check by doing a 'pinch test' This link has instructions and info on the test Symptoms of Dehydration
and symptoms of dehydration.

In the meantime before you get to the vet ensure your pup is hyrdated and belly is full. You can ascultate the stomach by ear for gut sounds-listen to your other dogs first-press your ear to their tummy for a baseline of what a tummy sounds like-then listen to your pup.
If pup refuses to eat you can mash food up small and mix with water and syringe feed it. If it's bad-we can tell you what you need and how to give sub-q fluids.
Seeing the pictures Id' guess the pup is 4 weeks or so. BUT I'm not a vet, just a dog owner From what your telling me none of the emergency procedures I just typed are applicabe yet and Monday should be cool to get the pup in to the vet
Let us know if things go downhill and we can help; but it sounds like the pup is doing well and you are doing well for the pup
Thank you so much i been checking for dehydration and so far so good she loves her water! and she loves her blue buffalo food! i been making it moist with water to help her out a bit till we see the vet.

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I always thought that the only real problem separating a puppy from his/her mother was his/her health....but I can see I is also a matter of learning behaviors.

(Thanks for learning so much things in this forum )
I know i only been here about 3 days or so and i learned alot. i never knew that about puppies learning from siblings.

im going to introduce her to my other 2 dogs today. i hope it goes well and again thanks everyone!!!
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no worries...


one last thought and I'll leave ya alone...LOL

parvo/distemper is everywhere, so you may want to keep your older dogs confined to your property until the pup is a bit older. They can track distemper home on their feet.



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one last thought and I'll leave ya alone...LOL

parvo/distemper is everywhere, so you may want to keep your older dogs confined to your property until the pup is a bit older. They can track distemper home on their feet.
oh no no i love all the help yeah very true my big dogs havent been out in a while because i have been real sick, and its to cold to go anywhere right now lol.
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I wanted to suggest buying some virkon. It's a veterinary grade disinfectant, basically better then bleach-and you can spray it on fabrics.

It's good for ALL surfaces and it santizes air too!

The reason I'm suggesting is an unvaccinated pup that young is a huge risk. So what I would use it for is spraying it on shoes coming in (you can also put it in like a cat litter tray and have people step in it when they come inside) and spraying the carpets and all fabrics coming in contact with the pup

You can buy it at the vet office, it's cheap, and it's super duper stuff
Virkon® S-Key Information

It specifically states it's effective against parvo

"
Virkon® S’ versatility provides the flexible solution for; surface, water and aerial disinfection, in hard water, on porous surfaces, at low temperatures and in the presence of organic challenge.
  • UK DEFRA Approved - Foot and Mouth Disease, Swine Vesicular Disease, Diseases of Poultry and General Orders
  • Powerful - independently proven effective against viral, bacterial and fungal disease causing organisms including the lethal H5N1 Avian Influenza Virus.
  • Fast-acting - a one percent solution of Virkon® S is independently proven to kill bacteria with contact times as low as five minutes and the tough to kill parvovirus in ten minutes or less.
  • Versatile - surface, equipment, vehicle, footdip, water delivery system and aerial disinfection.
  • Independently proven effective on porous surfaces, in hard water, at low temperatures and in the presence of organic challenge.
  • Readily soluble in tap water , Virkon® S dissolves into a pink solution.
  • An environmentally acceptable product with an exceptional safety profile towards man and animals when used and disposed of as instructed on the label.
  • Transport and storage - being a powdered disinfectant formulation Virkon® S can be swiftly transported by air and can be stored for long periods making it the ideal choice for stockpiling in bulk."
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So i got a hold of my vet and got some of that spray. we sprayed everything.. and i mean everything! this have been going good, poop seems good, no wormies in it thanks god and no signs of parvo.. again thank god going through parvo with my aussie pup was hard enough on me mentally i didnt sleep i was so worried. thank you for telling me about that spray!
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No problem!! Glad you could pick it up


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So the pup has been checked for worms by the vet?
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