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Old 06-08-2012, 07:57 AM
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We currently have a small litter of German Shepherds (4), all these pups will be donated to Police to be active K9, if possible, like a lot of their family members. This however is my girl's first and only litter for she does not seem to like being a mom at all. The babies are currently 4 weeks old, mom has stopped nursing them, ignores them and walks away, so we have stepped in with feeding and their care. We have noticed that one female pup has an irritated bottom, I have contacted a couple of vets one even said she should be fine to let it pass, and it was from the transition to food at a young age. She is eliminating fine but I can see it is bothering the poor baby. I have been researching and found that some places recommend putting a hemorrhoid creme to help ease the irritation and burning, we are hesitant to do this for we do not want to harm her in any way, but I am seriously at the point where I want to grab her and walk into the vet's office and demand they do something. Has anyone ever dealt with something like this and does anyone have any advice they can share?
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I would use warm damp compresses on her to sooth it. Are the stools hard or runny? Are you still having to stimulate her to go potty or she doing on her own?
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They are all going on their own, the stools are on the creamy side but not diarrhea. She has a very good appetite and is playful. After she goes potty she has a tendency to sit down after with her legs wide spread. There is no scooting like she is itching it.
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The moms usually clean the pups, if she is not doing it then maybe just clean the bottom a few times a day with a wet warm cloth and it might take care of the problem. I would not use the cream because the pup will ingest it and that is not healthy.
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^^^ agree I have used baby powder to sooth it if it seems moist like diaper rash.
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Just wanted to let you know how we have made out with the pup, the vet who was here for the delivery and has cared for the pups since birth finally is back from vacation..YAY!! But she has told us to use the medicated pads and dab her bottom a few times a day, she also has given me an herbal creme (safe if ingested) to apply....she dropped this off last night and wow what a difference this morning. Thank you for everyone's input I was at wits end here.
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