My Blue Nose Pitbull Puppy
Hi my name is Emily and me and my boyfriend recently bought a blue nose pit.
All he really does is sleep a lot and he gets the hick ups when he falls asleep. He has also been having diarrhea.
Is this normal for a 6 week old puppy please help me im clueless.
At 6 weeks old, your puppy is really too young to be away from his momma, he's still a tiny baby, and puppies should stay with their doggie family until at least 8 weeks old.
But, he's with you now, so just realize he's like a human baby, needs lots of sleep - plus love, attention and gentle discipline.
Many puppies (especially the young ones) go through an adjustment period when they first go to their new homes. They may sleep a lot, lose their appetite and seem 'sad', they're usually a bit scared and are homesick.
If he's experienced a sudden change in diet (for example, he's now eating a totally different food from the one he was eating at the breeders house), he may well have some diarrhea too.
There's a lot to learn when you first have a puppy, so I think my New Puppy care page will help you out a lot. It has tips and advice on what you need to know and take care of, plus links to lots of other useful information.
It's important to make sure that your puppy isn't sick though. If he is also vomiting, his eyes seem dull, or he's totally disinterested in everything and won't eat or drink, he needs to be seen by your vet right away. Check out mydog illnesses page for info. on how to recognize the most common canine diseases, and my Puppy Diarrhea page to learn how to tell when diarrhea could signify serious illness.
Best of luck with your puppy!