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Old 07-18-2013, 10:07 AM
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Rescue puppies want mother- wont sleep?

Hello!

I recently took in two rescue puppies. While I've had puppies before, they were always the optimal 8 week old adoption and never have I actually had to take care of something so young.

As for age, I can't tell you. Somewhere between 4-5 weeks is all I know. Why do I have them so young? Well, the previous 'owner' had a mother dog, who they never got spayed. They treat her like utter trash in my opinion and keep her pinned up with a male dog who is also not fixed. Because of this, this dog is 3 years old, but has had 5 litters of puppies. I hate the owner with a BURNING passion.
I've tried to report him in the past, but I was told that as long as the dog was healthy weight, had shelter, food and water and wasn't being abused, there was nothing they can do.

Anyway, we think what happened was that it was simply too hot. Too hot, or she finally got sick of having to take care of puppies. Either way, she attacked all but the two boys I have and killed them. You can see why we had to get them separated.

Now, back to the situation at hand...

We received them yesterday and last night was our first night with them. And this is where I need your help.
They won't sleep.
Will not. Sleep.

They howl and carry on all night. For those of you that have Malamutes or Mala crosses you KNOW how vocal they are. Now take one of the highest pitched barks, multiply it by two, and play it in your ears all night.

Finally, I couldn't take it anymore. I went and got them at about 5 am, brought them to my bed with me and they went to sleep. -insert angel chorus here-.

Everything, i thought, was fine.
Until I woke up.

Crowely, the smallest, looked right at me, began wagging his tail, and peed... Everywhere.

1. How can a puppy have this much pee?
2. What do I do?

I can't very well let them sleep with me every night if they're going to pee all over my bed.

But I can't /sleep/ if they don't close their little puppy eyes and GO.TO.SLEEP.

I'm running on two hours of sleep and coffee.

I'm so tired. Help
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Old 07-18-2013, 10:09 AM
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Find a large stuffed animal, and a heating pad. Put the heating pad under a puppy pee pad (and maybe with a blanket inbetween), and the large stuffed animal half on half off the pad, and put it all in a box to contain the pups and put the pups on that.

Also at that young they need several meals a day 4 or even 5 isn't to many.

Are they weaned?
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Old 07-18-2013, 10:15 AM
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Nope, not weaned that we know of. They wont take the bottle or syringe, but they have taken up the sport of nursing off of blankets. They do, however, eat about 3 tablespoons full of pedigree canned dog food watered down and smushed up each meal (Which is every three hours).

We were wondering if they needed a heating pad, as we have no air conditioner at the moment and need to put a fan on half of their pen all night. It gets about 89 degrees in here during the day and about 79 at night. Toasty. I'll try the stuffed animal thing, thank you so much!
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I'm not sure at what age they start being able to regulate their temp themselves, but a heating pad on low should help keep them more comfortable and be reminescent of mom's warmth. Just in case make sure the box is big enough for them to get off the heating pad if need be (use a couple puppy pads to cover the bottom of the box, makes cleanup SO much eaiser
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Just as a suggestion, we got something like this for a rescue who got dropped off at a volunteer's house at the tender age of approx 5 1/2 weeks. For her it worked like a charm.

Brown Mutt Snuggle Puppy

and they have a heated padded one too:

Momma SnugglePuppie Warming Bed
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