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Puppy Keeps Crying and Can't Sleep

My 6 week old puppy can't sleep comfortably. He keeps crying. What could be wrong with him?

By Jay

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July 4, 20110 found this helpful

He is probably cold and lonesome. Try giving him a soft cuddly toy and something that makes a soft noise like a ticking clock.

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July 4, 20110 found this helpful

I agree with deebomb. I remember reading that, along with a ticking clock, a hot water bottle wrapped in a blanket can be soothing -- like sleeping with mama and littermates.

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July 5, 20110 found this helpful

I'm guessing that he needs his mother! Six weeks old is really young to be adopted out. He's just a baby, after all. Puppies learn a lot from their mothers and litter mates in the first 12-18 weeks of their lives. Here's one idea that might help: Get him something snuggly to sleep with and have a clock that ticks nearby. Make his bed a comfy, warm place to be. You can also check with your vet for other ideas.

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July 6, 20110 found this helpful

He misses his mother. He is just a baby.

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July 6, 20110 found this helpful

Have you wormed him? That is usually the cause.

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July 6, 20110 found this helpful

Ooo this wee boy should still b with his mama. There's still a lot for him to learn. Mrs.story's got a great idea, though, you could try cuddling him close to you as well. Good luck with your precious wee baby.

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July 6, 20110 found this helpful

Was he bred by you? if not puppys can not be sold/given away until eight weeks. Suggest you contact your Veterinarian ASAP this could be any number of things. Good luck.

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July 6, 20110 found this helpful

Give him a stuffed animal to sleep/cuddle with, any yes, he was taken away from his mama and siblings too soon.

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