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i have a week old puppy help!! (Page 1)

OK i have been taking care of my puppy very well feed him every 2 hrs and even at 2 or 4 am i have been waking up, and my friends are saying since it was taken away from its mother so early he might die!!!!! Crying or Very sad and i am taking very good care of him can someone tell me if this is possible or wat are his chances???? of surviving? this made me sad wen she told me that Sad please help me any advice would be nice

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replied May 21st, 2008
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did the mother die? was there a reason it was taken away so early? I dont know the exact chances of survival but i have seen at Wal-mart or places like that they sell special things for young puppies, like milk substitute and other things, do you have anything like that?

how healthy is he right now? have you taken him to a vet? i suggest you do that very often
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replied May 21st, 2008
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Whoa! Yes, I would definitly go to a vet for the pup to see if there is some sort of replacement. At that age up to 6-8 weeks they need there mom to keep them warm, and to feed them. I know that they do sell puppy formula at the pet store, but if I was you I would call or visit a vet ASAP. OR if the puppies mom is alive bring it back to its mom its only for 6-8 weeks and then you will forsure have a healthy pup.. Good luck. Sounds like you're working really hard. Please keep us updated. What did you name your puppy?
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replied May 21st, 2008
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How old is your puppy? What kind of puppy is he? Is he acting sick? As long as he is eating and drinking - I think he will be just fine. If he is five weeks old or older he will be just fine.
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replied May 21st, 2008
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Just because he's only a week old I would seek extra help and pls keep us updated Smile
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replied May 21st, 2008
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Is he a week old? Do not give him regular milk. I always thought that is what you should give them, and my vet told me that was the worst thing you can give them. It causes diarrhea, and therefore they become dehyrdrated, and they are not retaining any nutrients that they could from the pet forumla. We have raised, cats, dogs, and a baby deer. The proper formula and feeding material is the key. If he is only a week old he can't eat or drink, he will need a bottle with a feeding tube, a bottle nipple will not work. Good Luck - he is very special to have you taking care of him.
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replied May 22nd, 2008
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you can get milk subsitute at an y pet store. dont worry his chances are as good as with any other puppy--perhaps better cause you are his mommy---he will love you more. you can get a puppy nipple at any pet store as well.


ive raised several animals on bottles and all survived into happy healthy adults. keep us updated---and send us pictures!!!!!!
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replied May 29th, 2008
Hi Everyone!!!!1
OK OK OK

First i wanna thank everyone for all the advice!!! I took him to the vet and he was fine i went and got puppy formula and they gave him a shot to keep him hydrated! out my poor puppy! well hes a trooper! his name is Simba and he is a baby pit bull red nose...well we were doing great! until my BFF babysat him while i was at work and he fell off her bed and he fell head 1st so i took him to the doctor and he was ok and later that night he stopped breathing i flipped cause i picked up his head and it fell right down my heart CRIED!!!! i took him to the animal 911 and his breathing was at 78% when it shud have been at 100% they kept him over night and had him in an incubator i cud not stand it i cried and cried and cried!!! it was horrible i was falling apart and i picked him up the next day and he was a lot better they gave me medine and he needed collostrom or something the mothers milk has and he had a bruised lung from the fall and that is healing now but its a little painfull for him and he is getting his teeth now and he is healthy and out of danger!!! thank god! well he is so alive and happy and he finally opened his eyes!!! it took a while! but yes all better! and he came from a litter of 6 but his mom was eating her puppys and rejecting them so i took him i knew i was gonna care for him a lot better than the owner because he didnt care to who he was giving them away and was carrying them in his pockets! so i took my baby! and he is well well heres a picture.

Everyone meet simba! i hope the link works!!!

<img src="http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i12 6/maritza0412/simba1.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket">
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replied May 29th, 2008
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It says the picture does not exist. But i am sorry for all that. it spounds like you are very attached to the puppy! keep us updated on him and let us know how he is doing.

Hope he is doing fine! you sound like a great "mother" for him Smile
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replied May 29th, 2008
u can ignore the rest of the pictures he is the 1st one added there. enjoy!
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replied May 29th, 2008
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oh, ok. he is adorable! what a cutie. keep us updated with pics too Very Happy
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how can i post a picture here
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if you copy the code under the pic that says IMG and paste it in the reply section, it should show up.
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replied June 4th, 2008
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How is he doing now?
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replied June 11th, 2008
he is great he was one month on june 8th and healthy and running and walking i am so lad we passed the one month!!!!
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replied June 11th, 2008
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yes thank God. he is adorable!
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replied June 11th, 2008
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OH, Fairy*Godmother is in love with SIMBA! I am so happy he has you for a Mommy. You have done an excellent job. I WOULD NOT leave him at your BFF's house ever again. I wish i lived close so I could Fairy God sit him for you! His pics are adorable. I have raised so many little newborn cats and dogs. As long as he is getting the supplement/nutrients from the puppy formula he should be growing and doing well. You might could start him off on Gerbers Baby Foor (Beef) stage 1. Thats what I put mine on at 6 weeks, along with the formula. As soon as those choppers come in its Purina Puppy Chow! Don't let those others fool you in to IAMS, Hills, Science Diet..........read the side of the bag that list the ingredients.....as long as the label says it meets or exceeds the AFFCO standards, its a creditable dog food! I was always a Purina FGM....and am to htis day! Please keep us posted on Simba! You have made my day! HUGS!
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replied June 17th, 2008
update on simba!!!!




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replied June 17th, 2008
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aww see hes doing just fine and looks really happy too
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