New Puppy Won't Eat

My puppy is 8 weeks old. I got her two days ago. She hasn't eaten any food on her own since I've had her. I've been giving her nutritive paste every two hours to keep her blood sugar up and she has been drinking water. She is active and alert, but just won't eat any food. I've tried giving her two different kinds of wet food and added some plain chicken in as well and she has no interest. Should I take her to the vet at this point?

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October 23, 20180 found this helpful

I would take her to the vet or at least call for his or her advice

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October 23, 20180 found this helpful

I would also call the vet. It is possible, that there is a medical reason for her not to eat.

But there could also be other reasons. Maybe you could also find out what kind of food your puppy ate before? My dog rarely eats when she is in a new environment. Because this is stressful (something exciting is also a form of stress). She eats at home. So with your puppy, moving into a new home with new people or even animals is a huge stress. Try to make her feel comfortable and try to give her food she knows.

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October 24, 20180 found this helpful

YES!! A vet trip is warranted! ASAP!

Pups this young are often very fragile. They may need more of a mothers milk diet and the vet can give you the exact amounts and best brand to purchase.

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October 24, 20180 found this helpful

Yes do take her to a vet for a check-up. Have you tried bottle feeding her with warm milk, it is possible she is missing being nipple feed from her mother. The vet will help you decide what to do.

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October 24, 20180 found this helpful

You could try skipping one of the supplement feedings to see if she gets hungry. But I would see the Vet right away. They can give you advice on how to get her started off right. I would try and get information from the previous owner as to what she was eating (if anything) if she was just nursing she may need some help getting started on solid food. Be sure and get her scheduled for vaccinations right away too.

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