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  1. #1

    PUG Pup... Picture & suggestions :)

    Hi... feels good to be back (after long time)

    :) my dogs are healthy and naughty as usual.

    I have a new Dog now... 1 month old "Pug" puppy.
    She is adorable!!

    Now I'm feeding her Cow's milk (and she drinks like buckets... :) )
    he he he

    Anyways tell me... when and how shall i introduce new foods :)

    And one amazing thing... i was shocked!!

    My Dog "Sweety" (she's a Japanese Spitz)... almost like adopted the lil PUG.
    She suckles her (although she's not lactating)... she cleans, she sleeps with her and... acts like a surrogate mother !!

    That was so sweet to see... is it common? and is it SAFE for the pup to hang out with her?

    Thanks... Mike here

    PS: I've attached a picture... :)

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    Its very normal for one dog to take on a parental role with a new pup, it happens a lot even to the point of producing milk. There is absolutly no danger in it. I do have ot question, how old is this pug puppy? Cows milk is not good for a dog, not at all good for them, they can't properly digest it and there for should not be given it. I would suggest immediatly switching her to water and a good puppy food, if she requires a supplementation due to being taken from her mom too early, I would suggest going to your local vet and picking up some puppy formula. Any puppy bought from their mom's side should be weaned and eating on their own right away, there shouldn't be an issue. Puppy should be between 8 and 12 weeks of age and in many cases should have been sent with a little of the food she was eating while with her mom. If your puppy wasen't weaned!!! take her to your vet right away have her looked over for health reasons and make sure you get her on a puppy formula right away!
    The reason dogs are great is they wag their tails, not their tongues.

  3. #3
    Well... she's small :(
    she's only 5 weeks old... and appears healthy till now!!

    All right I shall remove the cow's milk... going to the Vet tomorrow.

    My aunt who had the PUG mama.. started giving all the pups some "cow's milk" when they were 3 weeks old. (additional Milk from bottle)

    Well... she drinks it readily !!

    NOW... "IF"... something does go WRONG!! what are the signs I need to watch out?

    HELP... a lil SCARED!!!

  4. #4
    Yep..I agree on ditching the cow's milk...too much lactose to be broken down & utilized properly.

    I just weaned and rehome a litter of Great Dane x "God only know's what" mix puppies (Hence all the "regular's" of the board haven't seen me in ages..lol I'm worn out!) and I used a homemade formula for them. Evaporated Goat's milk, 2 egg yolks, plain, whole fat yogurt and water. They thrived, gained weight rapidly and kept consistant, solid stools.

    At 5 weeks old this puppy can go on puppy food. Make sure your feeding a high quality puppy food...with out grains and fillers if possible.

    With my lil' foster litter they started a bit of the formula at 3 weeks old...then I would soak the puppy kibble and make a gruel with it and the formula. As time progressed I made the gruel less and less thin and by 6 weeks they didn't have the formula anymore, but did still have water soaked kibble. By 8 weeks old they were eating dry kibble with no issues.

    If you have any questions I'm sure your vet will help you out. I highly reccomend taking a fresh stool sample in for a fecal exam so if she is in need of de-worming the vet will know what worms she does and does not have and can set up a worming schedule for you to follow.

    With this puppy being away from it's mom and litter mates so early you'll need to do your best to properly socialize her as she missed many valuable lessons from her dam and litter mates....other than that though I bet everything will be just fine....

    On another note....how big is she?? I know it is quite common..especially in toy breed puppies, that they suffer from "Hypoglycemia" basically from not eating regualarly enough and having a drop in blood sugar, which then leads to siezures, then a coma and often death..so make sure this pup has regular meals throughout the day...at LEAST 3-4 meals. I'd also keep some high calorie paste like "Nutri-Cal" on hand just in case she decides she doesn't want to eat a meal you can put lil' drops of that on your fingertip and put it in her mouth.

    Good Luck!
    "Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole." --Roger Caras

  5. #5
    Thanks you all... What will i do without this "Forum" :)

    Thanks a Zillion... :)

    I searched and found only puppy food by "pedigree"... is that okay?

  6. #6
    Where did you search for food??

    Pedigree is plum full of fillers, grains and God only knows what else.....no offense to anyone who feeds it, but it's defiately not something I would feed.

    What do you have in your area as far as buying pet foods?? Sadly, most grocery store brands are all advertising and little or no quality. You basically pay for a pretty bag of corn and very lil meat proteins.

    Science Diet, Purina, Pedigree, Alpo and most of Eukanuaba foods are expensive, grain filled foods that aren't worth the money at all. Your dog needs a meat based food for maximum nutrition...

    When searching for a food look and see that the first 2-3 ingredients are meat or meat meals. If grains are in the top 2-3 ingredients...look for something else.

    If your on a tight budget, go to the feed stores...many carry premium holistic kibbles (great foods but high price tag) but many also have their own brands that are way better than grocery store foods and are cheaper.

    Few brands off the top of my head that I like are Chicken Soup For the Dog Lover's Soul. Innova. Innova EVO, California Natural, Natural Balance, & Canidea. Personally I feed RAW so it's been a while since I went kibble shopping so that's all I could remember ..lol

    Good luck!
    "Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole." --Roger Caras

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    I've attached the picture of puggy... he he he she's with her new mom !!

    I'm glad my spitz "Sweety" has adopted her :)... made my life easy!

    Thanks Country chic!! I shall remb your pointers
    :)

  8. #8
    Welcome back Counrty, glad to see you here again, you had puppies and didn't send us any pictures :cry: . Its always good to have you. gsoul2soul that is one cute puppy, very youngish though, good luck and I hope that everything gose will with the little pug, its always a bit of a challenge to raise a pup at such a young age. Make sure you do alot of socialising and puppy parties to make sure your puppy learns how to properly interact with other dogs, not just your own.
    The reason dogs are great is they wag their tails, not their tongues.

  9. #9
    Quote Originally Posted by celtechfarms
    Welcome back Counrty, glad to see you here again, you had puppies and didn't send us any pictures :cry: . Its always good to have you. gsoul2soul that is one cute puppy, very youngish though, good luck and I hope that everything gose will with the little pug, its always a bit of a challenge to raise a pup at such a young age. Make sure you do alot of socialising and puppy parties to make sure your puppy learns how to properly interact with other dogs, not just your own.
    Hi!! And thanks :)

    Nope..no pictures...things were such a wirl wind around here it'a amazing I even had time to eat. Mom was what we think a Dane lab mix...kind of looked like a lab..same tail and coat, but was harlequin with a dane looking head...sire of the litter was God knows what, but we were thinking possible Rottie mix.

    5 puppies total, 1 still born though :( 17 hours of labor, then a mom with no interest in puppies what so ever and we had to make her lay down to nurse...2 weeks of sleeping on the floor by the whelping box to keep mom from squishing them.....then to the vet for a shot for a retained placenta...then she got masititis 2 weeks after the pups were born...that was loads of fun..

    And of course..cold yucky weather so the pups were inside the entire time...very large babies..my lightest one at 6 weeks being 10 lbs and they had all their poopiness in my house....LOL it was a work out to say the least.

    Not to mention all was unplanned...I got mom from local shelter 2 weeks before she delivered and as of two weeks ago finally got her placed in a good home....

    Anywho...I do have pictures but I took them on one of those one time use cameras so once I get them developed I'll scan and post. One boy puppy came out looking entirely Great Dane...he was the biggest, longest legs....I could have sworn he was full Dane..accept for two factors.....One..he was colored like a rottie with a white chest and two....he was born with a stub tail! :) He was a sweetie and his new family named him Conan.

    Overall it was a good experience I guess because I got to be there from start to finish and did get attached to the babies....but my God ...lol all that work...and to think...some people do it on purpose! LOL

    ANYWHO.....sorry I hijacked the thread and got off topic there...lol

    To the OP....your puppy is a doll!! And soo tiny. Please do a google search on Hypoglycemia and toy breed dogs though just so you know what to watch for alright?? I'd hate for that poor lil one to have any issues. Good to know that your other dog is okay with playing mommy :) Best of luck!
    "Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole." --Roger Caras

 

 

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