By AnDria R
I would go to petsmart and let them know your situation, and I would bottle feed him for a couple weeks. They should have some type of formula/milk type stuff for you to give it.
You should consider taking him back for a couple of weeks. They need the pack and mom to show them how to socialize. Also mom stimulates their bottom to improve feeding and make their bowels move (sorry, but its true). If it's not an option go to a good pet store they have milk similar to moms and can help with advice. Be sure to socialize him to as many different things as you can to help him become a well adjusted puppy, good luck.
I gave young puppies Purina Puppy Chow with a little slightly warm water over it and they did great. They lap the water with dissolved food and in a few days they are eating the softened food. Then on to dry puppy chow Also, as soon as they are old enough to be given a small puppy treat, I put in on "their rug" (small throw rug or pad). If they moved it to the floor or carpet, I picked it up, put it back on the rug, with the instructions "on the rug" or "on the bed" and soon they would take their snack/treat and go directly to their rug/pad to enjoy. Our dog will lay the treat down if her rug/bed is not down for her to place it on.
Note that it is okay to socialize him with people who are gentle, but be careful taking him around other dogs until he has had his shots. A friend of mine introduced a five-week-old puppy to some other dogs and the puppy got distemper and died.
Be sure and see your Vet soon to see what puppy shots are needed. You need to be on schedule to avoid Parvo and distemper.
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How do I get my 5wk old puppy to sleep through the night and drink water?
You can put a clock in a towel. The ticking will remind the puppy of its mother.
You have a really young puppy. 5 weeks is really too soon to take a puppy from the mother. He will need extra care for a few weeks. You can check with your Vet. (Get those Parvo shots soon) I have a friend who does rescue and she uses a "Smart Pet Love Snuggle Puppy". They cost around 30 bucks. I believe Amazon sells them. They mimic a mothers heartbeat and calm the puppy.
My mom is a veterinarian and a breeder came in and mentioned how another dog picked up the puppy and threw it. There's no evidence of bite wounds or marks, but my mom thinks the aggressive kids might have had something to do with it. I understand puppies should stay with their mothers until 8 weeks minimum, but the lady signed her over to my mom without a thought.She just didn't want her.
I have been making the effort to wake up every 2 hours to feed her and make sure she doesn't pee in her pen. Of course she whines for her mother, but I just want to make sure I'm doing everything right. It would break my heart if anything were to happen. Any advice?
Normally by 5 weeks the baby should only need to have mother's milk every 4 hours or so. You can also start some puppy dog food for the dog. If the food is too hard for the dog to eat add a little warm waer to make it softer. You can feed the dog 3 times a day a small amount of dry dog food for puppies mixed with a little bit of warm water. Then add some milk inbetween. You can find a good formula on the internet to make the milk at home and it is a lot cheapter than buying it at the vets. Your mom could also bring this home for you. To make the dog feel safer and not so much alone you can add a stuffed animal and a nice blanket there for her.
I just got a puppy, she's about 5 weeks old. She eats very little maybe 1 piece of dry puppy food. I tried to give her wet food. I took her to the vet and they said that she will have problems and that she weighed 1.6 lbs.What can I do to help her? Do I need to get a baby bottle and feed her milk food?
The vet should give better instructions. Perhaps her jaw isnt strong enough to handle dry food. Call the vet back.
Perhaps the vet can clarify the instructions. The pup was taken from it's mom earlier than usual. If you worked with a breeder, perhaps the have additional insights. I would treat as if it is abandoned from it's mom and ask vet if the milk replacement they discuss is appropriate for your baby:
Prayers for the pup. And for you! Let me know what the vet's says.
I've always been taught that pups and kittens should be at least 6wks old, and preferably 8 wks old before being taken from the mother. This pup probably needs to be fed special formula from a little bottle for a week or so. Walmart carries puppy formula and also bottles. Good luck with your precious furbaby!
I received 2, 5 week old, Pit Bull puppies yesterday (brother and sister). The living conditions were unbelievably sad. The mom was kept from her babies. The puppies are very skinny and tiny for their breed. I took them to the vet. Parvo test is negative and I'm awaiting further test results.Any information on how to raise them would be greatly appreciated. I know how to make gruel and bottle feed. I have experience with the breed as I used to have a Pit Bull terrier that passed away. I didn't get him till he was older though so the baby/puppy phase is new to me!
It is good the siblings are together. After they eat would be a good time to take them outside and see if they can relieve themselves. They are still babies, so go slowly.
Good for you for taking on these puppies. It is a lot of work. Here is a link that gives the basics of puppies this young. You made the most important move in getting them to your Vet for medication and an exam. Dont forget to schedule vaccinations before too long. www.petcoach.co/
I have had a five week old Poodle puppy put into my house. I am at a total loss as to how to deal with this. I have never had one that young. Help.
I have a poodle mix that is turning 4yrs old and I've had him since he was five weeks old as well. What I did since he was so young I made sure to still feed him milk. I found in the pet area at Walmart the little milk carton looks like a little juice box very small. I also bought puppy food and made sure to grind it. The first week I gave him more milk and then slowly and the ground food to the milk. He was so small that I had to put my finger sometimes in his little bowl and then touch his mouth with so he would get the idea. Also, I went to the vet and payed for a puppy packaged that included all his shots (cheaper as a package). The milk was like $3.50 per carton so I made sure not to be wasteful. I stayed there and fed him to make sure he was eating. Seriously, I think this doggy of mine thinks I'm his mother lol. Good luck. :)
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