Pit Bull Very Aggressive Towards Her Puppy?

My Pittie had puppies 8 weeks ago. She has never snapped at my kids or me for that matter. But she snapped at one of the pups two weeks ago over a toy. No harm done, corrective behavior. But today I went to feed the last two pups and her, the pups were excited and went over to her as she was eating, and she attacked one. Not just corrective, the puppy was bleeding and shaking badly. I don't want to resort to letting her go (putting her down), but I'm scared out of my mind.


Please help, and no bashing please.

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November 9, 20181 found this helpful

Aww...poor pup and mom. I would talk to your vet ASAP. Today if possble and separate mom and the babies (NOW) and hand feed them until you can get an answer from the vet. You should be able to buy mom's milk for pups at a high end pet store or the vet.

Sometimes mom knows something is wrong with the pup and tries to euthanize it (prayers that is not the case), sometimes the mom gets (like people, post partum depression). The vet can give you the best input.


Prayers for all. Post back what the vet says.

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November 9, 20181 found this helpful

You need to talk to the vet. She may have a hormone inbalance that is causing her to behave this way.

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November 11, 20180 found this helpful

Yes you should

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November 18, 20180 found this helpful

it would be good to know her history, has she been adopted from an abusive situation? Has she been aggressive towards other dogs?

one problem with Pitts is that they have a tendency to be great with people but terrible towards other dogs; they have been bred to be thus and this generally is made worse by abusive early conditioning


you probably will have to separate them from her, get her spayed, and raise the pups yourself by hand and then rehome them. Or you could rehome her I suppose but her life prospects will be greatly diminished/she will probably end up languishing in a shelter or be put down because nobody wants an aggressive dog

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