What is NORMAL things my puppy might do?
Throwing up- Puppies may eat to much, drink to much to quick, play to hard after eating, or eat something like lint that they shouldn’t have that will cause them to throw up. As long as they throw up, then continue to act normal, playing, alert, eating, drinking, and paying attention to you, that can be normal.
Loose Stools- Puppies may stress from going to a new home, a new trip, trip the the vet, Vaccinations, having new company ect. Anything out of the norm can stress out your puppy. A stressful puppy can get stomach upset and it can cause loose stools. Just like people. As long as they are playing, active, acting normal, eating and drinking ect, this can be normal and should clear up in a day or so.
Napping- Puppies are little. They exert themselves at 110 miles per hour while playing! They play hard, and may sleep harder! Your puppy will take LOTS of Naps. As long as you can wake them up easy, do not worry if the sleep most of the day off/and on between playing.They may play for an hour, and sleep for three. This is ok, as long as they are easy to wake, and acting normal once awake.
Being a picky eater- Pomeranians usually Graze throughout the day. They don't usually eat all their food in one sitting. They also stess easy when going to a new home. So they may not eat like they should and it may seem like they are picky. It is important to keep food and water out for them at all times and pay attention to be sure they eat often throughout the day. Treats such as fresh chicken are not a bad idea to help encourage puppies to eat the first week or so. Your puppy needs to eat frequently or they can go hypo. Beef baby food, Stella and chewies meat patties, cooked chicken are all things to help encourage them if they are stressed to eat.
Biting, Growling, crying-Your puppy will bite and growl while playing. Very normal! Get them lots of toys and things to chew! Bully Bones and busy bones are the best. Pig ears and pig snouts are good to. Do not give greenies or such as they are huge choking hazard! Your puppy may cry for the first few days as they are adjusting to their new home. This is normal. They will miss their Mother, siblings, and familiar smells and surroundings. Give lots of attention and reassurance and be very patient. It will get better! Three days is usually the worst of it if that.
CAUSES FOR CONCERN-When to call a VET
Throwing up-IF Your puppy is throwing up often, has blood in throw up, is lethargic, low energy, not eating or playing, this is NOT NORMAL. This usually needs VET attention!
Loose Stools- If the puppy has watery bad diarrhea, Blood in stools, is quiet, lethargic, or just not playing, eating ect, this could be giardia, or Coccidia or other illnesses that needs vet attention and medication to help them get better. STRESS can cause Coccidia or Giardia to become a problem. Almost all puppies carry this in their digestive tract, but the good bacteria usually keep things in balance. When stressed the gut gets out of balance and the bad things like giardia or cocci can take over and cause your puppy to become sick. If this is the case, do not wait, get a stool sample run at your vet, and see what is going on, so you can get the correct medicine. It is easy to clear up with the right medicine.
Sleeping-if your puppy will not wake up, or is not rousing when you call their name, seems shaky, walk like they are drunk, or are lethargic This is an emergency situation. Get VET attention. This is most likely Hypoglycemia. Give you puppy Dyne, honey, syrup, nutrical, FIRST THING to help sugars go back to normal and then get your puppy to a vet.
NOT EATING-Pay attention- and encourage him to eat something. IF they go off food for longer than a day, get vet attention.
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Some important quick tips
FOOD- Food and water 24/7. If you change food do it slowly and mix it with another food so they do not get the runs.
HYPOGLYCEMIA-Make sure you puppy eats and drinks. Watch for signs of hypo. Sings include walking drunk, shaking, to quiet, not playing, acting “OFF” being lethargic, in extreme cases Seizures. Give your puppy Dyne, Honey, Syrup, Nutrical if you see ANY of these signs. If the puppy does not improve, get to a vet. Due to t his being caused by the puppy not eating we do not cover Hypo in our contract. So be sure to watch carefully and be sure your baby eats!
Shots- Your puppy has had ONE shot. But your puppy is NOT PROTECTED YET! Do NOT TAKE THEM OUT YET! Your puppy needs three more vaccinations to be protected and safe to take out. Each shot is 3 weeks apart. Talk to your vet about their puppy packages. NEVER let your vet give LEPTO or CORONA in the vaccinations. These can be FATAL to small breed puppies. At 6 months to a year you can consider these two, but only if your area has many wild animals like skunk, Possum, Raccoons ect.
Worming- ALL puppies and dogs will be exposed to and possible have worms at sometimes in their lives. This is because it is in the dirt and puppies put EVERYTHING in their mouth. So if a puppy, or its mom, has ever been outside it has been exposed. This is why worming schedules are important. We have wormed your babies, be sure to keep them on schedule and talk to your vet about this! We have wormed with Strongid and Pancur.
Watch for soft stools. It is a sign of stress and illness
NEVER give you puppies treats form China and do not use puppy pads made in China. Many have LEAD in them.