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Hi, I just adopted a special needs Baby. She is 4 days old. Mom refused to nurse her and when the breeder put her on the nipple Mom would push her away as soon as she was alone with the Babies. I had a long conversation with my Vet before deciding to adopt her. Being a CVT I have bottlefed countless pups but this is definitely different. I took her to the Vet immediately and she is a healthy, strong little girl, but for the fact that she is missing her front limbs. I joined the forum as she is my first Chihuahua and I know I will need advise and prayers to get her through the difficult times ahead raising her and building her strength and confidence. All advise, tips and good will are welcomed and appreciated. Thanks!
 

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Wow, poor little thing. I wish you all the luck with her. It's fortunate that someone experienced like you was around to save her once her mother rejected her. I hope everything goes well and she grows into a strong, healthy puppy.
 

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Welcome :) I hope all goes well it seems this is is a little to common in the chi breed :( , if you do a google search on 2 legged chis you should be able to find others like her with their owners experience , can't wait to see your baby grow :)
 

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I hope she makes it well. I recently bottle fed a kitten. Every hour and a half. Its a lot of work but its amazing to watch them grow.
 

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Good Luck! I just saw this on ccn.com maybe it will help you

Veterinarian Cares For Two Legged Dogs « CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

FRISCO (CBSDFW.COM) – The three puppies were just hours old, when someone left them and their mother in the drop box at Dallas Animal Services.

“I think someone got freaked out,” said Dr. Erin Schults, a veterinarian and founder of Mazie’s Mission.

Though one was born healthy, her two brothers, Moose and Maverick, were missing both front legs.

The shelter called Dr. Schults, who took them home.

“At the very beginning, they were just pushing themselves on their face,” said Schults. “The first three weeks, I wasn’t sure I was doing the right thing by you know keeping them alive. I was really concerned they weren’t going to have a good quality life.”

Schults realized she’d have to teach the pups to walk on just their back legs. So, she designed a slanted stand for their food bowl. “It encourages them to use their back legs to come up to get the food,” she said.

Their legs did get stronger, and so did their spirits. “Their personalities started to come out,” she said. “That changed everything. That’s when I knew that they – that THEY were okay with it.”

The two brothers still struggle to teeter on two legs, but they keep trying. If they succeed, they wouldn’t be the first.

In Oklahoma, a two legged dog named Faith became famous for walking like a human. The puppies aren’t quite there yet, but Schults is now confident they will be. “You can look at them and see that they’re happy, they’re healthy – and they will walk, they will,” she said.

Dr. Schults expects it will take several months to get Moose and Maverick comfortable on their hind legs. After that, they will be available for adoption.

For more information, contact Mazie’s Mission.
 

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Thank you for taking in such a needy little baby. You are truly an angel. I hope you can get all the answers you need here.
 

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Aww I bet she is adorable.. I hope she continues to do well you area caring person to so this for her.
 

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Thank you for taking in this baby. They also do make doggy wheechairs for dogs with missing or hurt front legs, too.
 

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Awww im proud of you for being a dedicated momma to your new special pup, not everyone can do that...i know she will get better with a mommy like you :D
post pictures up i want to see her!
 

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Oh my gosh. What a sweet looking girl! She's so incredibly lucky to have someone as caring as you in her life. May she grow up to be a happy, healthy dog who doesn't know she's any different.
 

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She is such an adorable little thing. I'm so glad you took her in. She looks like a Roo! The name fits her so well. Many many years ago, I bottle fed a kitten. Wait until her eyes open and see you for the first time. Its the most amazing thing in the world!
 

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Roo is One Week Old!!!

I know it's just one week, but I celebrate every moment with her. Stopped at the vet on my way to work, he's awesome! Let's me just walk in and weigh her. She's gaining weight and getting stronger. Thanks to everyone for all the positive thoughts and prayers. It really makes a difference to know that others also care about this tiny little puppy that has melted my heart. I can't wait till she opens her eyes! Sorry about the huge picture, I'll resize the next ones.
 
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