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Old 01-05-2014, 08:02 PM
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Sometimes events happen that cause the puppies to be taken sooner clearly this has happened here. The OP seems to have asked a question about milk replacement not on getting a puppy so young.
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Sometimes events happen that cause the puppies to be taken sooner clearly this has happened here. The OP seems to have asked a question about milk replacement not on getting a puppy so young.
In any event there are choices as well, and one of them was to walk away from the puppy. It is sad that i seem to be the only one that is concerned the OP has a young puppy that shouldnt be away from their littermates or parents...


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In any event there are choices as well, and one of them was to walk away from the puppy. It is sad that i seem to be the only one that is concerned the OP has a young puppy that shouldnt be away from their littermates or parents...


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I have 2 that I took at 5 weeks if I had walked away they would have died. Their mother died shortly after I took the pups and without treatment they would not have lasted another week.
Stuff happens and pups sometimes have a rough start and since we don't know exactly why she/he has a puppy so young let's try to give them the benefit of the doubt and try to be helpful.
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I have 2 that I took at 5 weeks if I had walked away they would have died. Their mother died shortly after I took the pups and without treatment they would not have lasted another week.
Stuff happens and pups sometimes have a rough start and since we don't know exactly why she/he has a puppy so young let's try to give them the benefit of the doubt and try to be helpful.
As i mentioned above, either dont take the puppy or bring it to the shelter where they can be fostered out to people who are very knowledgeable. I dont think i have been rude, or unhelpful. I think it is very important for everyone to know that puppies away from their mothers and siblings before 8 weeks is a serious matter, i just wish i wasnt the only one who thought of it that way.

My information isnt just for the OP, its for everyone else who reads this thread who doesnt know how serious it is to have a puppy before 8 weeks.


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milk replacer is there i think to help puppies transition. But if your puppy, can already readily eat kibbles, there is no need for a milk replacer.
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Concern over age has been noted. In general members of this forum do tend to support puppies being kept with their littermates and mom until 8-12 weeks.

HOWEVER there are from time to time some situations which result in a puppy having to be taken sooner, such as death of the mother, mom or puppy is very ill, etc. We do not know much about the situation and assumptions should not be made.

Frankly though this thread is not a debate about age puppies should be separated, who is qualified to care for a young puppy,etc. Any further off topic posts will be removed. Thanks!
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Sometimes events happen that cause the puppies to be taken sooner clearly this has happened here. The OP seems to have asked a question about milk replacement not on getting a puppy so young.
That's exactly what happened. The mother got sick, so the owner of the mother was having to take care of four different pups, so let two go to "fosters".
I was given instructions, I did lots of research and such about this, and sadly any information I came across about weaning them, all seemed to be about puppies who were already being kicked away by the mother for weaning off milk itself, sadly I was not fully "qualified" but they could find no people in this tiny town who WERE, our shelter is HORRENDOUS.
They claim to be no kill, yet kill animals, they have spayed a four week old kitten, they have given a kitten WAY too many vaccines, the vet they used didn't treat the spay site properly on my kitten, so she got infected and had to be on antibiotics.
In short, we do not trust our local shelter.
I personally volunteered, and was ATTACKED by a cat who they failed to say was NOT social AT ALL and in fact FERAL. I still have scars from the bites and claw marks.
As well as what someone already said, the shelter would have done the same thing in this case, fostered out the puppies.
I was told how to care for her, I did care for her, she would eat kibble but not her special kibble mix, so I was unsure if I should continue to try and get her to eat it, or let her eat hard kibble like she'd already started to.
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