ok so here goes.... 2half weeks ago I visited a litter of pups and although they were on the small side their environment was clean and they were alert/walking around a small pen....I left a deposit on the little girl I had chosen as she was too young to collect until 12th April... I collected her yesterday morning as the breeder was "going on holiday and wanted them out the way" expected to collect a happy bouncy almost 8 weeks old chunky pup with lots of energy....instead she was the same size as when I last visited, skin and bones with hardly any life in her....I scooped her up and took her straight to the vets where her body condition was noted as "emaciated". the vet is unable to tell whether malnutrition has stunted her growth or if she is in fact around 5/6weeks old. for her given age and breed she should weigh around 10-15lb and she only just weighs 3.5lb....vet has basically said to feed her little and often and make sure she is kept warm, also she needs bathing in hibbyscrub twice daily as she has ulcers on her feet from paddling around in faeces and urine for weeks on end....if anyone has ANY HELPFUL advice then plz comment p.s. I am not interested in opinions about how I shouldn't have bought her/funding crap breeders etc if it wasn't me that bought her then someone else would have and at least she now has someone willing to do their best to get her better and breeder has been reported!!!