strange birth defect in puppy

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by jenjscott, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

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    Our terrier had her puppies yesterday afternoon while I was gone. Quickly and apparently without problems. I left at 5:30 and by the time I got back at 8:30 she had 5 puppies, but one was an odd man out. I have had dogs before that kicked out a certain puppy, never could figure out why. DH said he had already put this one back once. I got it out and fed it a ittle goat milk, and Scruffy came and worried over it, so I carried it back to her nest. It was off to the side of the nest again this morning so I put it on a warm water bottle and fed it a little more, decided it was time to do the bottom wipe thing, and lo and behold, it wasn't there. No tail, no hole. I have never seen this before. I have heard about it in humans, but have never seen it in an animal. Poor thing, and of course the prettiest one of the bunch.

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  2. Jubilee1111

    Jubilee1111 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh no! So sorry to see that. Pups with an Imperforate anus usually only live about 48 hours. [​IMG]
     
  3. Squawkbox

    Squawkbox Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So sorry [​IMG]
     
  4. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  5. Snowygirl

    Snowygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]i'm really sorry.
     
  6. Poor little darling puppy baby.

    Is there nothing that can be done to 'fix it'?
     
  7. Redyre Rotties

    Redyre Rotties Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Puppies should be checked at birth for cleft palates, and a normal anus. Part of the birthing process should include making sure the puppy has its first bowel movement, called the meconium.

    I am so sorry about your puppy. IMO it should be humanely destroyed immediately.
     
  8. Squawkbox

    Squawkbox Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree, I would have it PTS immediately.
     
  9. watchdogps

    watchdogps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aww, so sad. Yes, I have to agree with Redeyre. Also, you may want to see what the heritability is of that. You wouldnt want to breed again if it is likely to happen again, and you may not want the pups bred. Not sure if it's just a fluke thing or inherited. What kind of terrier is this? Not many merle terriers.
     
  10. Shayna

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    So sorry. Poor puppy.
     

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