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My puppy is 11 days old and the milk is drying up. She was

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My puppy is 11 days old and the bitches milk is drying up. She was treated for mastitis. Puppy seemed ok. This morning began crying and noticed lack of milk. No weight gain since birth but puppy seems vigorous
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The noise must be worrying. I'll connect you to the veterinarian. What is the dog's name?
Customer: Fannie
JA: Is there anything else the veterinarian should be aware of about Fannie?
Customer: No
Submitted: 19 days ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Gabby replied 19 days ago.

Hello and thank you for asking your question. My name is***** will try to help.

Expert:  Dr. Gabby replied 19 days ago.

Are you bottle feeding Fannie with puppy milk replacer?

Customer: replied 19 days ago.
Fannie is the mother. Just gave puppy esbilac
Customer: replied 19 days ago.
Gave the puppy esbilac Fannie is mothers
Expert:  Dr. Gabby replied 19 days ago.

Ok that sounds good. Fannie is not going to start producing milk so you will have to bottle feed the pup every 3-4 hours.

Expert:  Dr. Gabby replied 19 days ago.

What can I help you with today?

Customer: replied 19 days ago.
The puppy weight is the same as at birth this is not right
Expert:  Dr. Gabby replied 19 days ago.

I am hoping once you start feeding him with the milk replacer then his weight will go up. If he does not gain in 48 hours then he should be checked by a vet in person.

Expert:  Dr. Gabby replied 19 days ago.

You could also take him to a vet today and a vet could make sure he does not have an underlying health issue and run a fecal test to make sure he does not have gastrointestinal parasites that are taking up the nutrients when he eats.

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