Great Pyrenees Puppy Thread!

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  1. puppies9099

    puppies9099 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our Great Pyrenees had puppies 5 days ago. She gave birth to 10 beautiful puppies, 6 boys and 4 girls.
    Today one of the girl puppies was not as lively as the others, I picked her up and she felt lifeless and limp. She barely grunts and will barely eat we have to feed her with a syringe i milked the mom and got a tsp. She ate it but is very weak i fear she will die. I already have someone interested in a female puppy and i would hate for 1 to die plz help.
    AND I DON'T TRUST VETS!!!
     
  2. Stacykins

    Stacykins Overrun With Chickens

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    It doesn't matter if you do not trust a veterinarian, you need a veterinarian. Nobody here can give you the medical advise you need, you need a professional. You need to get off the darn computer and call an emergency veterinarian now. Since you waited until night time to take action, you'll have to pay more because of it.
     
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  3. puppies9099

    puppies9099 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is eating i have an appointment at 230 pm tomorrow
     
  4. dainerra

    dainerra Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hopefully that isn't too late. Mom and the entire litter should have been checked out after birth. Moms can retain pups or part of a placenta, get sick and poison the milk, killing the entire litter. Fading puppy syndrome is a name given when puppies weaken and die with no apparent cause. Sometimes you will lose one pup, sometimes the entire litter 1 at a time.

    what is the family history on both sides for puppy mortality? were both the mom and dad CERFed clear for heart issues? How about the other dogs in the pedigree?
    what kind of whelping box does she have? is mom taking this pup and leaving her away from the others - a common thing when she knows that there is something wrong with the pup and is leaving it to die. is there a heat source that pups can move closer or farther away from?
     
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  5. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

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    I agree with the others. Definitely get the whole litter and mom into the vet for a check sooner rather than later.

    There is no reason not to trust a vet. If you've had a bad experience with one, you can certainly switch to another that you feel more comfortable with. It's important for clients to feel comfortable with their vet.
     
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    puppies9099 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the mom has had 2 litters this is her 3rd and has never had a sick pup
    her whelping box is in a garage away from drafts filled with towels and warmth
     
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    UPDATE!!!
    The puppy is doing so much better and is on her way to a full recovery she is eating and grunting again she has more life in her now

    thanks for all you info
     
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    dainerra Chillin' With My Peeps

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    towels, blankets and similar items are a HUGE no-no in a whelping box, especially with pups that aren't moving around much yet. pups can get tangled and suffocate. they don't need them for warmth - that is what mom and their siblings are for as well as keeping the room warm.

    is this her 3rd litter with the same male? if the health testing isn't done, you could still be playing russian roulette with the pups' health. Most genetic problems are easily preventable with the proper testing.

    if she is doing better she likely got separated and chilled - again a huge reason to not have towels in the whelping box. What did the vet say?
     
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    puppies9099 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    UPDATE
    the puppy died she had seizures and went into a coma all night and died this morning.
    another puppy died too she had worse seizures and i think both puppies had fading puppy syndrome the others are fine
     
  10. Stacykins

    Stacykins Overrun With Chickens

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    And you did not seek proper veterinary care when the puppy had the first seizure...why? You just let her sit there all night with no intervention? Did you take her to that vet appointment you said you made, or skip it because she appeared to be recovering?

    If you are unwilling to seek medical intervention when it is nessasary, you need to stop and evalulate what you are doing. Breeding is a responsibility you are likely not ready for, especially if none of the animals being bred have any health testing done whatsoever.
     
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