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My name is***** and I would like to assist with your question today. If the puppy is less than 20 weeks of age, it can be current on shots but is not fully protected from getting parvo. It would be vital to know if the vet ran a parvo test. If not, this needs to be done ASAP. Typically vomiting and/or diarrhea develops soon after the lethargy begins so this would be important to note as well. Depression from being separated can happen but if something more serious, such as parvo, is occurring, this needs to be treated soon than later.
If the puppy is weak/lethargy and won't eat, those are symptoms of parvo. They are more early signs that can also be signs of other problems, but are still a reason to test. I also check and blood sugar level right away as well because in a small, young puppy that is not eating well, the blood sugar can drop dramatically low very quickly and is life threatening. A younger puppy certainly will have moments of being very tired and not playful, but should also have the other extreme and be active. If that is not occurring, I highly recommend at least having the blood sugar level checked. Will the puppy eat any canned food, even mixed with water?
Ok, that is all good care that the vet did and recommended. Will she take the syringe fed food and/or drink any of the liquids?
Understandable. I would be concerned too. When will you be getting her?
Are all the other puppies ok so far? Also, any idea if the mother was vaccinated and if the puppy was nursing well?
Ok. Unfortunately things can develop with puppies at the 8 week mark that were not apparent earlier on. This is when they are typically transitioned off of the mother completely and onto solid food. Some do need to be bottle fed or syringe fed longer if they are not taking to the canned diets well, but it is also important to rule out an underlying developmental problem such as a liver shunt (with blood work), deworm (if with a negative fecal) and parvo test. This may contradict what the vet has stated that has seen the puppy, but without seeing the puppy myself, it is my best recommendation at this time.
Ok, so she is going to do a parvo and already did the blood sugar test?
Ok, keep me posted with any further questions. I will be heading into a few appointments here soon but will check messages when I can.