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A 5 week old puppy looks like he is dying. He continually

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A 5 week old puppy looks like he is dying. He continually has been making noise and had bride stuff around his mouth
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Rebecca replied 1 year ago.


I am sorry to hear you have a sick puppy. My name is Rebecca. I am a veterinarian and will do my best to help. I just came online and saw your post; I am sorry you have not been helped by an expert until now.

If you look at his gums, are they pink or pale?

Any diarrhea, or vomiting?

Honey is not a good thing for newborns; they sometimes can't handle the bacteria found in honey until their immune systems are developed. I would use Karo syrup to get sugar into him if he is hypoglycemic.

Did this come on suddenly, has he been a healthy puppy until just now?

The best thing would be to have him examined by a veterinarian: check his blood sugar, take his temp, see if he is dehydrated and in need of fluids, listen to his lungs to check for pneumonia. Young puppies can die if not treated right away when they are sick; they do not have a lot of reserves to keep them going for long.

Please let me know how he is doing.

Expert:  Rebecca replied 1 year ago.

How is your puppy doing?