After reading a few more threads.. I am praying it isn't Parvo.
Yeah, I know 5 weeks was a little too early. I live in the US, Texas. Unfortunately this is my first puppy, and I thought it would be okay. I am going to do whatever needs to be done though to make sure she is okay. Hopefully the vet can figure out what is going on. Thanks for your response.loubie1736 said:Hi Josh,
I don't think you can ever be too careful with these babies. I think you're doing the right thing to take her to the vet asap! Hopefully it is nothing serious but I would be worrying too especially if she/he is vomiting and has diarrhea. Make sure she is not dehydrated... but you said she is still eating and drinking. As far as any other diagnosis I can't help.
The other concern I have is you buying a 5wk old puppy! She/he should still be with their mum at that age. What does everyone else think? Are you in the UK? I don't know any breeder that gives their pups away until they are at least 8wks old but usually between 8-10weeks. Sorry to say that but I think its a big problem!
I really hope your baby gets well soon....sending best wishes, welcome and good luck at the vets.
Lucie & Lola :wave:
Yeah I'm really starting to figure out that the breeder gave her to me WAY too early. I'm hoping the vomitting/diarhea is because of the switch from her mom's milk to puppy food.. anyone think that could be the case? I guess I'm trying to look on the bright side here.SunnyFLMum said:I don't have much advice...5 weeks old...yikes!
Make sure she is drinking water...I give Gizzie pedialyte when he gets an upset tummy.
Keep us posted and good luck!
I asked the vet on Saturday when I went and she said it the puppy would be fine with puppy food. I'll be seeing the vet in an hour, hope all goes well.sullysmum said:I dont know anything about puppies that young as didnt get my chis til they were 3,4 and 5 months old and older rescues, do they not still need milk at this age, i know petshops sell mothers milk substitute for pups??
That's a good point about the water, yes I have been giving her tap water. I will switch her over to bottle water, at least for the next 2-3 weeks until she hits 2 months old. Thanks!Gadget's Mom said:what kind of water is she drinking...
I got Gadget at 3 weeks(way to early).. I had started giving him tap water and he started throwing up too.. as soon as I changed to bottled water he stopped.. I also found out that caned food is only good in the refridgerater for 5 days. After that it will sour... I found out after Gadget got sick from it.. but as soon as I stopped feeding it to him he stopped being sick..
Good luck and God bless
I am glad she checked out ok at the doctor..
And 8/8 adorable. :lol: She could not possibly be any cuter. :love4: Sounds like you're doing a great job.thatguyjosh said:Here's some pics, she's 7/8 Chi and 1/8 Jack Russell Terrier: