2 week old Rottweiler puppy having troubles with bowl movement
I have been bottle feeding a 2 week old rottweiler puppy as the mother has passed. Feeding her aprox. 5 to 7 ounces ever 4 to 5 hours.
She is struggling to have a bowl movement and is only going small amounts maybe every 3 days or so. She is on goats milk and my vet told me to add some yogurt into the milk and that is not helping.
I am wondering if I can add a very small amount of corn syrup into the milk as I did with my children.
I'm sorry to hear that your pup is having problems, although overall it sounds as though she's thriving which is good news.
You could try to add a little corn syrup, it wouldn't hurt. Alternatively, diluting her milk with extra water, and feeding more often may also help.
Puppies at this age don't have the necessary nerve impulse/muscle control to eliminate by themselves and you need to stimulate her desire to pee/poop by gently rubbing her lower belly and genital area with a warm, damp washcloth after every feed.
If she gets really constipated, take her to your veterinarian as he could give her a gentle enema if necessary, and that may 'kick-start' her system again. It's not something you want to do yourself though.
You can find more tips and advice on taking care of newborn puppies on my New Born Puppies page.
Also, as your puppy is a Rottweiler, you'll probably enjoy this site, - www.a-love-of-rottweilers.com it has tons of information on Rotties, including lots of tips and advice on caring for them.
Best of luck, hope this little girl grows up to be big and strong and healthy.