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| | Puppy with agrraviated bottom...Need Advice
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?