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    My 6 week old puppy looks sick, how can i help her?

    Hi, my 6 week old female puppy looks sick. I paid for surgery on the mother so her and the puppies won't die, this puppy came out smaller than the other 4. The vet said she was fine when she came out, saying shes living and everyone else said that she would be fine. The first few weeks the mom was giving milk, she was skinny so she probably wasn't giving enough milk but i fed her alot and the vet gave me some calorie food to give her. Being small she couldn't always get the milk from the others so i would always help her get milk. A couple weeks in the other puppies start getting bigger while this one stayed the same. This puppy seemed like it wasn't getting any bigger at about 4 or 5 weeks so i brought her to another vet, they did an exam and said she was fine but can't really tell if shes abnormal because it's too soon to tell. It's 6 weeks now and shes stayed the same, the others are getting even bigger. Her fur looks kind of wet. I read that puppies that are small and look sick will die within the first 2-3 weeks, but this one is still barely living. She barely walks, and doesn't eat that much. I know to bring it to a vet, im bringing it tomorrow and hoping for the best im just really concerned. Does anyone know what could this be?My 6 week old puppy looks sick, how can i help her?-photo_00006.jpg

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    Re: My 6 week old puppy looks sick, how can i help her?

    I'm glad to see you are taking her back to the vet...but I can't help you get answers.
    Is she eating? What are you feeding her?
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    Re: My 6 week old puppy looks sick, how can i help her?

    From your description of listlessness she does sound sick but are you sure the mother only bred with one male? It is possible that her size is due to the mother breeding multiple males and her having a different father than the rest of the litter. I'm not saying this is the case, its just a thought that crossed my mind. However, if she is as sick as she sounds from your description, the vet should be able to tell. Glad you're taking them back to the vet.

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    Re: My 6 week old puppy looks sick, how can i help her?

    Quote Originally Posted by joomba View Post
    Hi, my 6 week old female puppy looks sick. I paid for surgery on the mother so her and the puppies won't die, this puppy came out smaller than the other 4. The vet said she was fine when she came out, saying shes living and everyone else said that she would be fine. The first few weeks the mom was giving milk, she was skinny so she probably wasn't giving enough milk but i fed her alot and the vet gave me some calorie food to give her. Being small she couldn't always get the milk from the others so i would always help her get milk. A couple weeks in the other puppies start getting bigger while this one stayed the same. This puppy seemed like it wasn't getting any bigger at about 4 or 5 weeks so i brought her to another vet, they did an exam and said she was fine but can't really tell if shes abnormal because it's too soon to tell. It's 6 weeks now and shes stayed the same, the others are getting even bigger. Her fur looks kind of wet. I read that puppies that are small and look sick will die within the first 2-3 weeks, but this one is still barely living. She barely walks, and doesn't eat that much. I know to bring it to a vet, im bringing it tomorrow and hoping for the best im just really concerned. Does anyone know what could this be?Attachment 24444
    You might talk to your vet about referring you to an internist. It's possible she has a liver shunt or a heart problem. Those are common causes of failure to thrive.

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