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There. I'm bottle feeding 6, two week old orphaned puppies.

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Hi there. I'm bottle feeding 6, two week old orphaned puppies. All seemed to be doing great except they have horrible diarrhea (I assumed because of switching them from their mothers milk to formula). They are not dehydrated and are eating fine.
However, I left them for about four hours and when I came back one of them was very weak, wasn't interested in eating, and was very tired. I let her rest and then came back 2 hours later for another feeding just for her. She had thrown up twice, wouldn't eat, and is now dehydrated. I've been giving her pedialyte by an eye dropper and she's since thrown up again. Her breathing seems labored and she's extremely lathargic. Is there anything I can do for her? I've got her swaddled in a blanket on my chest now.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.
Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today. I do apologize that your question was not answered before. Different experts come online at various times; I just came online, read about your wee one’s situation, and wanted to help.Again I do apologize that my colleagues could not aid you sooner, but can you tell me: What does the diarrhea look like? Any blood?Can she keep any of the Pedialyte down?