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    Hi everyone,

    First time posting here so be gentle.....please.

    My neighbours dog (cross-breed) has just had puppies unexpectedly. The last one born has been rejected. I took it to the vet and they injected it with fluids and some antibiotics. I've been feeding it hourly and actually got it to start suckling yesterday however today the neighbours went out all day (not to my knowledge) and since they came back the pup has been rejected again, is dehydrrated (did the skin check) and it's muzzle is an ash pink colour.

    I've told my neighbour to feed it hourly via bottle with newborn puppy formula and keep it warm with the other puppies....

    Does anyone have any other advice?

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    Keep it with you...It is difficult to instill interest in people who are not interested, sadly
    Pets are forever

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    It needs constant warmth, next to skin, heat mat or monitored hot water bottle, and two hourly feeds. If it is lookingthe way it sounds it may be beyond your help.

    Hourly feed is ok to rehydrate, if using Divetelac it can be used slightly more diluted than nomal to provide extra fluid. If it stays alice after about three rehydrating hourly feeds it needs to go out to two hourly as the heavy sleep between feeding is vital for recovery and digestion.

    Sorry for your tricky situation. Thanks for caring.

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    Glad you made it Nic, you will get some good advice.

    I am gonna agree with newfsie, perhaps take wee Bruiser home with you. You will be OK to take him to work right?

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    Well he's made it through the night...my neighbour is getting some fluids injected into it today. She's also taking it to work with her tomorrow as she's a school teacher so is able too.

    My other question is with going toilet....do we need to rub it's bum and penis to make it go? It's tummy seems to be full but I'm worried it could also be because it's not going toilet?

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    Yes, cotton ball dipped in luke warm water will do the trick, it will simulate mums tongue.

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    And then have tissues handy to mop up!!

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    NicNIc

    It's wonderful of you to try to save the puppy.

    AWL sometimes has a deal where they will desex the mum (not sure how long after she's given birth - at least 8 weeks I'm guessing) in exchange for all the puppies that will be desexed and microchipped and then made available for people to adpot. Might be worth asking if your neighbour wants to avoid having accidental litters again.

    I'm hoping it all works out for the best, as Nattylou says - tricky situation to be in.

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    I am sure Nic will be back to share the news, but just in case she isn't, he died last night

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    Oh no Sometimes it just isn't meant to be. If he was rejected mum must have known there was something wrong.

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