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Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by kirsty1991, Apr 16, 2011.
the new arrival fought she was 8 weeks but turns out she is only 5 weeks and 4 days
:O she is way too young to be away from her mum, cute tho!
she is adorable but really should be with her mum for at least another 3 weeks.
why have they let her go so early?
the first 8 - 12 weeks of a pups life are crutial in their development and they pick up far more knowledge and understanding of the world around them from their parents and siblings than they ever will from humans.
She is VERY cute but that is VERY young
your telling me we got told she was 8 weeks but found out today that she was born on the 8th march and i worked it out and she will be 6 weeks on tuesday. What do you think i should do?
I wouldn't advise taking her back to the breeder as they obviously don't care too much to have let her go so young; the pups must have been causing them too much hassle
I think the best you can do is to read as much as you can and take advice from the experienced members on here ref caring for a pup so young. I don't have enough knowledge to give you any advice on a 5 week old pup...but hopefully someone that does will be along soon.
Very beautiful pup but 5 weeks old.. what happened??
aww bless her shes very cute, Do you have any other dogs? it would help her learn some better doggies manners when shes a little older as they do learn alot from 5-8 weeks from litter mates.
Just to say, not directed at the OP but
Makes me so chuffin' mad that crappy breeders cut corners like that!!
Phew, right, your pup will have missed out on an awful lot of socialisation from it's mum and siblings, do you know anyone with fully vaccinated dogs you can invite round, or visit, that are good with pups? My two are great with pups and I'm happy to volunteer them for socialisation duties if you're anywhere near Sheffield.
Aww what a sweetie and nasty people making her leave her Mummy and siblings so young. Thank goodness she's got you.
I sure you will get all the help you need from people here, dont be afraid to ask. Hopefully you will be able to find some dogs to socialise her with to help with the early stages.
Bear in mind that she would normally be with her family so dont expect too much
oh my gosh that is very young how did you find out her DOB?
I would go and ask in the Breeding section, I don't know if Tanya1989 is about at the moment but she is the best person on the forum to ask for puppy advice imo - she's a little star
Thanks everyone for your advise i got her off my friends friend she was 6 months pregnant and the state of the kennel that they were in was horrible, i would say at least a week or more worth of poo in. i wish i had £740 as i would of took all of them i felt so horrible leaving the other 3 there. She is a little cutey wouldnt change her 4 the world.i have no other dogs but i have 3 cats but my friend has her half brother and he has had his 1st vac and getting his 2nd 1 soon.
She is really good at going to the toliet but had a few little accidents bless her
she isnt good at night time and cries all night
where does she sleep at night?
The most popular method for settling pups in is to crate train them. If you have got one then great but if not, i'd buy one. A lot of people seem to have success settling their pups by keeping the puppy in the crate at night with a heat pad or providing a hot water bottle (thoroughly wrapped up and not boiling hot) and also a large cuddly toy and a ticking clock close by. The combination of warmth, something soft & snuggly and also something with a regular beat (the clock) is similar to being snuggled up to their mum and it can help them get a better nights sleep.
I know nothing about pups but at 5 weeks old she may even want a feed during the night - but that's just me guessing at why she may be crying during the night.
Sounds like she is better off out of that environment.... if you haven't done so already, it might be worth a trip to the vets just to make sure she hasn't got any kind of infection from the poor living conditions.
if you need ANY advice, don't be afraid to ask :thumbup: we're all here to help
thanks i might try that tonight and see how she goes
for the hot water bottle how many towels should i wrap it up in?
i have a crate got 1 straight away before i got her
oh my she is beautiful and sadly young
as post above hot water bottle, clock teddy bear. she will cry even as the right age when they coem home they cry. they dont' knwo anything and they are sad and confused at first.
I tried to explain it to my children by saying if someone came to our house and took you away so you couldn't see mummy anymore would you cry. their answers YES so they now see why our new puppy cries.
I would report to the RSPCA and Hope they do something regarding the issue.
Sadly they dont help alot!
I would get a small tub of whelpi as well as she might not be fully eating solids yet might be worth softing the kibble down a little with whelpi.
Also get her Wormed on and flea treated and VET checked.
Good luck PF members will always help you.
enough to let the wrmth through but not burn so keep wrapping until it is warm to the touch and no matter how long your hand is on it it doesn't get really hot
she seems to be eating solids quite good and she loves my youngest kitten
i will try the hot water bottle and that and hopefully that settles her down
I would wrap it in maybe 2 tshirts or a jumper or blanket.... but as Candysmum says, as long as it feels warm to the touch rather than hot then it should be okay if it does get a little too warm, the pup will move away anyway but you will be able to tell when it's right
ok thanks everyone for your help will keep you all informed of her progress