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    Default Re: Slightly worried about 6 week old pup

    6 times a day is a lot to feed at 6 weeks. This could be causing loose stool ,Like JAKEISGREAT Said, 3 times a day should be plenty, 1/2 cup each feeding, give him plenty of fresh water. He's going to need to go potty lots, about every 1-1/2 to 2 hours, if he has the runs it could be from puppy worms too. Here in the US we generally worm 3 times before 8 weeks old. Take a stool sample to the vet. I assume you have a vet appointment. Also let him rest when he wants to. Don't over play a puppy until they pass out. Keep him warm and hold him close to you. He's addoarabull.
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    Default Re: Slightly worried about 6 week old pup

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherry View Post
    6 times a day is a lot to feed at 6 weeks. This could be causing loose stool ,Like JAKEISGREAT Said, 3 times a day should be plenty, 1/2 cup each feeding, give him plenty of fresh water. He's going to need to go potty lots, about every 1-1/2 to 2 hours, if he has the runs it could be from puppy worms too. Here in the US we generally worm 3 times before 8 weeks old. Take a stool sample to the vet. I assume you have a vet appointment. Also let him rest when he wants to. Don't over play a puppy until they pass out. Keep him warm and hold him close to you. He's addoarabull.
    I agree, could be both too much food, worms, or coccidia, all common in pups. Lots of rest, they grow a lot at that age and need the sleep.

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    to EBN. Great advice above. When I got Wilson at 8 weeks I worried about the same thing, he was a rapid breather as well. He also panted quite a bit. His breathing settled in within a few weeks and his panting at nighttime was due to the type of crate I had him in, the closed plastic style. While it was cool, bullies like air flow circulation. A fan really helped that problem. You're guys a cutie.
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    Default Re: Slightly worried about 6 week old pup

    cut his feeds down to 3/4 daily but only small feeds,if hes on a quality food then the runs should pass ,but dont be switching and changing foods though thats not good,if you are going to change food though let him settle in for a couple of weeks then if you have to switch food do it very slowly,karen

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    Thanks everyone,

    I spoke to the breeder today and he said that the whole litter had the runs and it's down the then having there first injections on Thursday. - ive now also cut his feed down. Hopefully will see an improvement, he has been wormed 3 times already and I need to do it again in week 8


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    very well, please keep us posted on your beautiful new baby. and more pictures too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sherry View Post
    6 times a day is a lot to feed at 6 weeks. This could be causing loose stool ,Like JAKEISGREAT Said, 3 times a day should be plenty, 1/2 cup each feeding, give him plenty of fresh water. He's going to need to go potty lots, about every 1-1/2 to 2 hours, if he has the runs it could be from puppy worms too. Here in the US we generally worm 3 times before 8 weeks old. Take a stool sample to the vet. I assume you have a vet appointment. Also let him rest when he wants to. Don't over play a puppy until they pass out. Keep him warm and hold him close to you. He's addoarabull.
    Nothing to add... great info
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    How's he doing?

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    He's come out of his shell now, breathing and all is better as alot more playful, he has also been wormed again.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lukeg28 View Post
    He's come out of his shell now, breathing and all is better as alot more playful, he has also been wormed again.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lukeg28 View Post
    He's come out of his shell now, breathing and all is better as alot more playful, he has also been wormed again.
    GREAT news.... enjoy your baby
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