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Experience:  Over 14 years of clinical veterinary experience
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I have a 7 week old German Shepherd puppy that is currently

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Hi I have a 7 week old German Shepherd puppy that is currently with it's mother and litter mates. My puppy and three others had to be taken to the vet for lethargy which tests show to be from severe anemia. Two of the puppies have died and three more have been taken to the vet for the lethargy as well. The vet doesn't know exactly what's going on at this point and we will be having a necroscopy done in the next 2-3 days. I was wondering what might be causing the anemia. I know fleas and ticks can be problematic in small dogs and puppies but I'm sure the vet would have caught on to that. Have you heard about any cases similar to this? JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Expert will know how to help your German shepherd. What is the German shepherd's name? Customer: Her name is*****: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Skye? My last update was that her and the other puppy are walking around their kennel a little more with slightly more energy. I know you cannot diagnose without assessing her but I would like some ideas of what to ask about. The breeder thinks it may be fleas or the flea spray being used on the mother since they took her off trifexis after the puppies were born. I think the vet would have suspected fleas if that was the issue and would have treated. So far parvo has come back negative and so has the fecal testing. Detail Required: LOW; Urgency: LOW

Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 2 months ago.

Hello, JACustomer. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over 15 years and would be happy to help you today. I'm reviewing your question right now.

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 2 months ago.

I'm sorry to see that no one has reached out to you before now. Has a necropsy report been generated for the puppy who was evaluated?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Don't worry about it. She passed it was parvo. Undetectable.
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 2 months ago.

I am so sorry to hear this. My greatest condolences.