i have a 3 to 4 week old pit bull , her mom lives in neighborhood. but my puppy wont poop. does this have to do with mom
she pooped the day we got her . never since
on Mar 8th 2013
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The pup should still be with her mother. 3-4 weeks is WAY too soon to be removed. A puppy should stay with the mother until at least 8 weeks, ideally 12.
How long have you had her that she hasn't eliminated?
Chase answered on 3/8/13. Helpful? / 0
Chase is correct...your puppy is way, way too young to be away from its mother and littermates. She still should be receiving her mother's milk as her main diet and this nutrition is critically important for her future health.
For the health and future of this puppy it should be returned to its mother and kept with her for at least another four weeks. Otherwise, she can easily die!!!
It is also important for her to learn behavior such as bite inhibition from her mother and littermates...without this, she can end up having a serious problem with biting humans.
Please do the right thing and return her to her mother and littermates. If there is some reason you cannot do this at least take her to your veterinarian for advice on proper feeding and getting her to move her bowels and urinate on her own. Mother dogs do this for their puppies until they are much older and she probably isn't able to move her bowels on her own yet as she is too young still.
Toto, CD, RN, CGC answered on 3/8/13. Helpful? / 0