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I have a 4 1/2 week old dachshund puppy that is not walking.

I have a 4 1/2 week old dachshund puppy that is not walking. His sister started walking over a week ago? Is there an inherited issue possible.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?Customer: No wounds. Never started to walk.JA: The Veterinarian will ask you more detailed questions to find out what is causing this. What is the dachshund's name?Customer: Fat JackJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Jack?Customer: no

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Dr. Meghan Denney

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine

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Quick Question, hoping for a quick answer! I have a female

Quick Question, hoping for a quick answer! I have a female (Chihuahua) who just gave birth (finished about 5 hrs ago) to a litter of puppies, they are several days earlier than expected due to a dead puppy inside (stillborn pup had a sack full of green and black yuck, no apparent reason for in utero death). I have two concerns: (1) metritis due to DOA pup (sack broke during delivery as I had to reach in and pull the pup out, it was born breech and was twice size of other pups and being stillborn was difficult for such a small dog), for which I am starting her immediately on Amoxicillin); and (2) I would like to help her milk to drop faster as she was not "ready" for these pups to be born yet (I am currently tube feeding the smallest one, she needs a few days for enough strength to nurse and the other pup is crying as he is hungry, mom doesn't seem to be settling into these pups yet, and milk is very scarce. I have 20 USP oxytocin which I am planning on giving her 1 shot of .05 cc as a clean-out shot and to help milk let down (a reproductive vet's protocol recommends giving .1 cc of 20 UPS oxytocin per 10 lbs). I am just double checking what you think of the dosage for a 4-1/2 lb Chihuahua, as long as we have a membership might as well get the input of a professional! Thank you.

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Dr. Michael Salkin

Veterinarian

DVM

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She is a nursing dog and her 9 puppies are four weeks old.

She is a nursing dog and her 9 puppies are four weeks old. She is not nursing as much and they are eating puppy food as well as nursing, The problem is my momma dog won't eat now. She is extremely skinny and I can't get her to eat. What could be the issue and what should I try?JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is the dog's name?Customer: Millie.JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Millie?Customer: This is her first litter. She is pretty young still; just over 1 1/2 years old.

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Dr. Lori

Doctorate Veterinary Medicine

414 satisfied customers
We rescued a 7 mos old GSD who turned out to be pregnant.

We rescued a 7 mos old GSD who turned out to be pregnant. She is 8 1/2 months old and just gave birth to 3 puppies. Not sure if there are any more. Vet told us that there would only be one. She is refusing to get up and last pup was born 4.5 hrs agoJA: I'm sorry to hear that. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Veterinarian will know how to help the dog. What is the dog's name?Customer: CherryJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Cherry?Customer: She is panting on and off

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Dr. Kara

Doctoral Degree

26,148 satisfied customers
I have a non whelping Brazilian mastiff with 2 swollen teats

I have a non whelping Brazilian mastiff with 2 swollen teats ( aprox raqutel ball size ) she weighs 85 lbs and her lst litter was over a year ago. I'm thinking its mastitis as I have another female who just whelped a litter inthe last 7 day. What at home remedies /treatments can I use to help clear the possible infection and reduce the swellingJA: I'm sorry to hear that. There are all sorts of infestations Brazilian can pick up. I'll have you talk to the Veterinarian who'll sort out what is wrong and help you decide what to do about it. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Brazilian?Customer: She in good health other than that

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Dr. Michael Salkin

Veterinarian

DVM

40,760 satisfied customers
We lost the mother of 10 pups yesterday a beautiful 6. y.o.

we lost the mother of 10 pups yesterday a beautiful 6. y.o. after c-section. Can our bitch Ines restart producing mil to help the puppies. We have a foster mom now feeding them but it is too much I want to go out there with my bitch and take 3 -4 days to get our Ines to lick the puppies and maybe start feeding them - any chance that would work?JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is wrong with the dog?Customer: Thank you. Hope to prepare Ines for that, Give her puppy food and deworm her with panacure and give her liver. Thought that may helpJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the dog?Customer: Ines is 6 y.o. and had 3 litters before she know about pups and love them

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Rebecca

Veterinarian

Doctoral Degree

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I have a two week old English coonhound that is the runt of

I have a two week old English coonhound that is the runt of the litter. She weighs 14 oz. Her litter mates are over 2 pounds. The dam started showing signs of rejecting her so we have taken her out of the nest. We have been bottle feeding her with no issues a day and a half ago. Now all of a sudden she doesn't want to eat. She is on a commercial milk replacer. She just wants to snuggle. Should I try a little sugar water or Karo to stimutate her appetiteJA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name?Customer: Lady is the mom and we call the pup Suzy.JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Suzy?Customer: I don't believe so.

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Dr. Meghan Denney

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine

1,198 satisfied customers
I have a Dogue De Bordeaux and she whelp 7 puppies on the 15

I have a Dogue De Bordeaux and she whelp 7 puppies on the 15 January 2017. Out of 7 puppies, 4 died on the same day. Whereas, 1 puppy died on the 18 January 2017. So I have only 2 puppies left. The mother had great difficulties during the delivery, where the 6th puppy (Dead) was stuck in the birthcanal and she went though an abortion to remove the last puppy (7th and Dead).The 1st and 4th born are still alive.On 19th Jan, the mother was still bleeding from the Vagina only and she went to the vet. The local told us that it may be metritis and he gave the mother an injection (Unfortunately, I dont know the name of the injection).One of the two puppies is very weak and had a swollen eyes. I gave her 1ml of honey on the gum and is bottle feeding her as from today (20 Jan 2017). However, he is still weak with the swollen eyes and not really drink.Anyone, can help with the weak puppy please.

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jadedangel57

Dog Behaviorist/Trainer/Breeder/Health

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Gary. How are you. We exchange some message yesterday

Hi Dr. Gary. How are you. We exchange some message yesterday regarding my Dogue de Bordeaux. The mother is alright but the puppy is getting weaker.I am planning to remove them with the mother and bottle feed them. Any idea how can I tackle the weakness of the puppy

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Dr. Gary

Emergency Veterinarian

Doctoral Degree

25,604 satisfied customers
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