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Old 01-23-2013, 02:13 PM
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Hi, im really hoping you could all offer us some advice.
We were orginally picking up our little boy next week when he would be 8 weeks old however the woman has called to let us know we can pick him up this friday when he will be 7 weeks.
Im quite nervous about this as ive been reading on here for them to be atleast 8weeks?
Quite concerned about how his social aspects will be effected by this.
Things to look out for?
He is weaned onto food now, so im hoping him eating wont be a problem.
All help is really appreciated.
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Honestly he would be better off if she would keep him until 10 weeks atleast. He will learn a lot from his littermates etc and could still need to be with his mom.

If she is really pushing you to pick him up I would make sure I have the following on hand:

A really soft snuggle toy to resemble sleeping with his littermates and mom
Nutri Cal or Honey
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That's a shame they learn quite a lot from time spent with their mother and litter mates at this age including bite inhibition and interaction with other dogs
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Thank you, yes it is a real shame shes pushing us to take him now. Im assuming the rest of the litter are being picked up then aswel. I think we will be doing a quick shop for him tomorrow to pick up some things, because all the other things weve ordered for him havent come yet as i was expecting more time to sort it out.
where do i get the Mom Nutri Cal from Huly? and honey do i put that into his food? how much sorry total newbie to chi's.
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i am in the same boat and I am thinking about picking up some puppy milk to mix with her food. Not sure it's a good idea but I am hoping to get some input from people on here. She is fully weaned but I am not sure if the Fromms has the right carbs to keep her blood sugar up?
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Have you already picked up your little one Erin?
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If it were me, I'd probably look for another breeder who keeps puppies to a minimum of 10 weeks. 7 weeks is just too young. Especially for a toy breed that is prone to hypoglycemia and also social issues.
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He is a chi cross with jack russell will that make any difference?
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