3 week old pit puppy acts tired and has been bottle fed for one day now also its the runt
(Mount Airy, NC, USA)
i just rescued a 3 week old pit puppy it's the runt of the litter and was an outcast in the litter. i have been bottle feeding it for one day now and its actin really sleepy and not moving a lot it was whining just earlier today and now i's acting like it don't want to move or can't really move WHAT IS WRONG WITH IT!!!
i really don't want this little boy to die i have been feeding him every two hours by amimal bottle with a milk replacement idk what the problem is i just need some advice FAST!!!!!
This is the sort of situation that needs some hands-on help quickly, and you need to have this little pup examined by your veterinarian right away.
It can be tricky to bottle feed new born puppies and especially if they are extra small or weak. Sometimes the 'runt' is simply smaller than the others but otherwise healthy, other times there is a physical problem that causes him/her to be small and/or weak. I can't tell which it is with your pup but a veterinarian could.
At 3 weeks old this little guy should be able to eat begin eating solid food (puppy kibble soaked in warm water), but right now it sounds as though he's too weak. If he's been properly fed up until now then his behavior would indicate that he's sick in some way and needs help. I can only recommend that you get a veterinary opinion asap.
I hope that he gets the help he needs and is able to grow up strong and healthy. Best of luck