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    Hi....I've put a deposit on a pup at the moment he's 5 weeks old
    I've been told by the breeder that one of the pups currently has pneumonia
    And the biggest of the litter died last night due to aspiration

    Please help....is this a common thing ? Or perhaps a bad litter? I really don't want to be paying £2000 for a pup from a bad litter who may be at risk of serious health problems

    Thanks for any advice/ opinions x


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    Default Re: Puppy troubles..PLEASE HELP!!!!!

    I'm sorry I cannot say yes or no, raising bully pups is very hard to do and in many cases, especially those who are not familiar with doing it, upper respiratory infections can happen. Usually while weaning. An upper respiratory infection can turn into pneumonia very quickly. How much experience does your breeder have? As long as your pup is not sick they should be okay, but I cannot say yes or no because I do not know the circumstances and if all steps were taken from birth to ensure healthy pups.


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    I'm sorry I don't have any experience with this or breeding, but agree with Lisa. Just wanted to say I'm sorry you're going through this, and hope everything turns out okay. I hope the puppies get through this, and you get the puppy you want. Sending love, hugs and prayers, that everything works out.
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    I have not breed dogs in many years,and never had a problem.(thank goodness). In my opinion (mine alone...) I would not want to take the pup. I would ask for my deposit back, and if the breeder will not return your deposit-she's not a good breeder anyway. Things do happen, to all of us, but I would personally feel better getting a pup elsewhere. I have never refused to return a deposit for any reason, if buyer changed their mind.
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    Thanks for the advice. This is the 2nd litter she's had. The thing that worries me is that my pup is the runt of the litter. I chose hi. Because he was the only white pup of the litter n seemed really settled with me. I'm panicking abit now as it was the strongest of the litter that died. She's been feeding them scrambled egg, chicken n rice and abit of science plan puppy. Is this ok? X


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    Well I agree with @desertskybulldogs, anything can go wrong raising pups, and they can get an upper respiratory infection pretty easily. If the pup you want is healthy then he should be good. I would just keep in close contact with the breeder and see if any of the other ones are getting sick and make sure your baby stays healthy.
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    Default Re: Puppy troubles..PLEASE HELP!!!!!

    My little June had an upper respiratory infection a couple weeks after we brought her home. She was also the smallest out of 4 pups and is doing great now! She had a cough suppressant and benedryl for the cough and it went away after about a week.

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    Thanks guys. Aww that's a relief to hear. I'm going to see him again on Friday... R there any questions u think I need to ask while I'm there? X


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    I have no experience, but wanted to say :hiya; and best of luck with you baby!
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    Default Re: Puppy troubles..PLEASE HELP!!!!!

    In the spring, I originally picked out a pup from a litter. This pup ended up dying at around 6 weeks old. Similar to this litter, Bentley was the largest/strongest from his litter. His breeder told me she thought it was a heart problem which previously went undetected during his first visit to the vet. I was offered another puppy from his litter, which was unclaimed, or one of from another litter the breeder had. I chose to pass out of fear that something else might have been wrong with another puppy from the litter. The last I heard, all of the other puppies from the breeder's litters survived. I ended up going with another breeder and could not have been happier. While there is a chance the health issue could be limited to the one pup, I would not want to risk bringing a puppy home, falling in love with it and it not making it.

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    I don't know what you should do here, but at least the breeder is being honest with you.

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    Default Re: Puppy troubles..PLEASE HELP!!!!!

    A hard call for sure and I'd go and visit on Friday then go with your
    gut instinct. Prayers for you & for the breeder, such a shame! It is
    not a walk in the park especially with bullies as so much can go wrong
    at any time and so quickly too. One reason why bullies cost so much,
    it's expensive breeding them and raising them. Good luck & GOD bless!


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