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I have a 6 week old puppy well my brother in law. An we fed

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Hi I have a 6 week old puppy well my brother in law. An we fed the dog rotten whitefish an gave him or her some baby formula when we first got her her. She was okay but then I started to see she wasn't moving that much an she's using the washroom while walking around,she or he's crying all the time an yesterday or two days ago now on the 1st of October we gave her or him fish an now she's barley moving,but still moving,slow an she can't stand up that long she or he has to lean on something,when I got up from a nap an went to go see her or him she was laying there trying to get up but she couldn't walk at all she was trying to get up. What do I do? Put her or him down cause I can't bare to see that even though it ain't my dog it hurts to see animals like tha . We have no phone to call or talk through so you can email me back at***@******.*** please, an thank you.
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 10 months ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you with your wee one today.

Did you mean to say the whitefish was rotten or was that typo?

Any retching, gagging, lip licking, drooling, vomiting, or diarrhea?

Is still taking formula and having as much as she should? Is it puppy specific?

Can she move her back legs? Does she just seem weak?

Are her gums nice and pink (not white/pale)? Moist or sticky?

If you press on her belly, does she have any tensing, tenderness, discomfort, or pain?

Could she have eaten anything she should not have (ie bones, toys, plants, chemicals, human meds, etc)?