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Old 06-24-2012, 08:21 PM
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My little brothers friend who is 10 years old got a puppy from Kentucky from a breeder. He got it at 3 weeks old which is obviously way too young and the breeder is obviously scummy. He brought it over today and surprisingly it was fine. I left my house for a few hours and when I came back the puppy was still there. Now his family is Not financially stable what so ever (not that mine is we just do better) anyway I came home and put the pup in my older brothers room because it should be sleeping for more then most of the day, the boys are young and don't know these things but they were playing with it all day I guess an waking it up from naps. It started hyperventillating in my older brothers room and when i tried to give it water it couldn't stand up or open its eyes (one of the family members told the boys to take it on a walk while it was 80-90 degrees out) its Sunday and not my dog so I wasn't going to take it to the vet and spend 200+ (Sunday's are emergency charges) they don't have the money too and I feel sick that I know this pup will die. It also has flees, and pretty fat ones too, that I could see on its skin and I'm prayin it wont become anemic. Their treating the flees with dawn dish soap, having it eat puppy chow, giving it cow milk, and not taking it to the vet and to me that seems like animal cruelty. I offered to buy te dog off them and take it to the vet that second but they think it's going to be fine and don't want to give it away.. The things cuter then my dog was as a pup and that's saying something! I made the boy check on the dog 3 times and the third time he came back and said it wasn't breathing like that anymore.. But It kills me to know such low class people bought a dog that they CAN NOT properly care for. What the heck do I do?! I'm only 19 but with me and my brothers job combined we would be able to take care of this puppy properly
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Old 06-25-2012, 10:02 AM
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Wow, that's a lot to take in. Try not to let them take it outside anymore except to eleminate, unless you have a puppy-pad or something inside for him. Have you talked to the boy's parents? They might understand better than the kids. If you have, and they won't let you buy it or take it to the vet, maybe call your vet and tell him/her about the puppy and ask what they would like you to do? IMHO, saving the puppy's life is more important than saving a friendship. Arguements can be gotten over, but the poor dog only has one chance at life. Keep us posted on what happens!

Oh, and to make it easier for the puppy to eat, maybe soften the dogfood by letting it soak in some milk until it is squishy and soft. I am not sure when puppies are supposed to be weaned, but this one is still really young. Best of luck to you! Y'all will be in my prayers
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yikes sorry you are dealing with this. you seem like a caring young lady. what type of dog is it? I'm assuming a big breed if they are trying to walk it at 3 weeks?
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If the dog is only 3 weeks old it mostlikely will not thrive without being bottle fed multiple times a day...can you take a picture of the puppy and share it?

Personally I would call the cops or have your parents call the cops if the puppy is not being cared for
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Old 07-02-2012, 09:35 PM
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could you maybe tell them there is a special formula for dogs this age at walmart?? the kid is 10 so of course he's not dog saavy but if you maybe can work on the kid he can ask his parents. Sounds like they need education. It never ceases to amaze me when people get dogs and then are like "now what?"
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What blows my mind here is parents sending a young pup off to someones house with their 10 year old child....
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yeah that's nuts. sad when there are parents of a 10 year old and the 19 year old is the one with the most responsiblity and sense.
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