The Most Dog Friendly Community Online
Join and Discover the Best Things to do with your Dog

Welcome to Our Community
Wanting to join the rest of our members? Feel free to sign up today.

Puppy help.

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Kelz, Sep 6, 2018.

  1. Kelz

    Kelz New Member Registered

    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Hi all, I got a new puppy 2 weeks ago she's absolutely perfect, she's pug X chihuahua but more pug. She's nearly 11 weeks. The day after I got her I had to take her to the emergency vets as she had very watery poo with blood in, bright red. I was terrified it was parvo but the vets confirmed it was not. He said could be change in food and gave me some paste for her, it was better but still not solid so I booked in with a vet my mother uses and she was checked,the vet said nothing serious but gave her worm treatment. So she's all back to normal poos. Shes due at vets tomorrow for injections but I have now noticed her poo and wee smells fishy. Any ideas why . thanks
     
  2. Kara 1

    Kara 1 Active Member Registered

    Messages:
    156
    Likes Received:
    82
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Sounds like her anal glands ...how is she in herself ...what are you feeding her
     
  3. Kelz

    Kelz New Member Registered

    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Yes she's happy and normal in herself. I have dry food from the vets and I give her pedigree puppy wet.
     
  4. JoanneF

    JoanneF Well-Known Member Registered

    Messages:
    2,463
    Likes Received:
    2,146
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Pedigree isnt as good as they would have you believe but changing her diet again might make things worse. What was she on before you got her? Some people find raw carrot helps the anal glands express.
     
  5. Kelz

    Kelz New Member Registered

    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Before she was on a supermarket brand
     
  6. Kara 1

    Kara 1 Active Member Registered

    Messages:
    156
    Likes Received:
    82
    Trophy Points:
    28
    The vet kibble isnt that great especially if its royal canine ....
    Tell your vet your concerns and he will give her a thorough examination
     
  7. Kelz

    Kelz New Member Registered

    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    3
    It's not that one it's called natures range, if u no it. Also can you recommend a good puppy food.
     
  8. JoanneF

    JoanneF Well-Known Member Registered

    Messages:
    2,463
    Likes Received:
    2,146
    Trophy Points:
    113
    The general advice for a new puppy is to keep their diet the same as the breeder for a few weeks as the stress of moving to a new home can upset their digestive system; and so can a change of diet. So slow down the big changes in her life by at least keeping the diet the same while she gets used to her new home and routine. Then, when you do want to change her food, do it very slowly over a two week period or so.

    If her poo is fine now, in your position I would see what the vet says about the fishy smell then if you do want to give her a different diet, have a look at www.allaboutdogfood.co.uk

    It is an independent dog food comparison website which scores all types of foods (dry, raw, wet) on a scale of 0 to 5. You can set filters for your dog's weight, age etc and choose to view only the foods scoring, say, 4 and above. Then you can show them listed according to daily feeding cost so you can see what gives you best value for money. But remember to introduce just a few grams a day over at least a fortnight.
     
  9. Kelz

    Kelz New Member Registered

    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    3
    What about treats, IV been giving her Tesco puppy sausages
     
  10. JoanneF

    JoanneF Well-Known Member Registered

    Messages:
    2,463
    Likes Received:
    2,146
    Trophy Points:
    113
    As long as they don't make up much of her diet they should be ok. But treats are often full of salt and sugars, so if she would take something healthy like a tiny bit of raw carrot or even plain roast chicken (no bone) that would be healthier and probably cheaper. A pea sized piece at a time is enough for a reward for good behaviour.
     
  11. JudyN

    JudyN Well-Known Member Registered

    Messages:
    1,980
    Likes Received:
    2,893
    Trophy Points:
    113
    You can also use her normal kibble as treats. It can be useful to have 'bog standard' treats (I use kibble) for most training, and super-high-value ones for really important skills like recall or 'drop' - the puppy sausage could be saved for that if she really likes it.
     
  12. Kelz

    Kelz New Member Registered

    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Thanks for the information all... How often do puppies wee, as mine can go on puppy pac and wee then wee on sofa.
     
  13. JoanneF

    JoanneF Well-Known Member Registered

    Messages:
    2,463
    Likes Received:
    2,146
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Aaarrgghh! I hate puppy pads - all they do is give mixed messages about whether indoor toileting is allowed or not and create confusion. Later, many dogs seek out a similar surface to wee on - your duvet usually fits that description.

    Toilet training happens when two things come together - the ABILITY to hold the toilet, along with the DESIRE to hold it in order to earn the reward for doing so.

    Ideally you want her to not be in a position where she needs to toilet before you have her outdoors, so that every toilet is outside - as far as possible, there will be accidents! So set her up to succeed by taking her out even more than she needs; for example every 45 minutes to an hour and always after sleeping, eating, playing. The time between a puppy realising they need to toilet, and being unable to hold that toilet, is zero. So your aim is to have her outside before she can't help herself. When she toilets outdoors make a huge fuss (never mind the neighbours, act like outdoor toileting is the best thing you have ever seen) and reward her with a high value treat. Do that immediately, don't make her come to you for the treat so she is clear that it's for toileting and not for coming to you. The idea is that she wants to earn the treat enough to hold the toilet until she is outside - once she is physically able to control her toileting obviously. If she toilets outside, comes in and toilets again, get into the habit of bringing her in then going out again (lots of pups do a double wee). If she has an accident inside don't react at all. If you get annoyed she may learn to fear your reaction and avoid you if she needs to toilet - the opposite of what you want. Just clean the area with an enzymatic cleaner to remove any trace of smell that might attract her back to the spot. As she is actually performing the toilet you can introduce words she can associate with it (like 'do weewee' and 'busy busy') that later when she is reliably trained you can use these to tell her when you want her to toilet.

    Indoors if you see her circling or scratching the floor, that can sometimes precede toileting so get her out fast.

    Overnight she is unlikely to be able to control her toilet as her little bladder and bowel are underdeveloped and not strong enough to hold all night so set your alarm to take her out at least once if not twice during the night.

    Unless your garden is visited by unvaccinated dogs or has rat faeces she will be safe there before her second vaccinations.
     
  14. Kelz

    Kelz New Member Registered

    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    3
    I agree with what u say about puppy pads but a friend recommended them. Any advice on how to get wee of of sofa
     
  15. JoanneF

    JoanneF Well-Known Member Registered

    Messages:
    2,463
    Likes Received:
    2,146
    Trophy Points:
    113
    An enzymatic cleaner and make sure you leave it down long enough to work. One thing puppy pads are good for though is mopping up accidents!
     
  16. Kelz

    Kelz New Member Registered

    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Dog wee don't smell like cat pee does it
     
    JoanneF likes this.
  17. JoanneF

    JoanneF Well-Known Member Registered

    Messages:
    2,463
    Likes Received:
    2,146
    Trophy Points:
    113
    No, not so pungent!
     
  18. Kelz

    Kelz New Member Registered

    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Another question, how should a puppies poo look
     
  19. JoanneF

    JoanneF Well-Known Member Registered

    Messages:
    2,463
    Likes Received:
    2,146
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Firm but not rock hard. Not too big - and welcome to dog ownership - you know you are 'there' when you discuss your dog's poo with people, especially random strangers!
     
    arealhuman, excuseme and Kara 1 like this.
  20. Kelz

    Kelz New Member Registered

    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Update, I took my puppy to the vet today for a full health check and vet said she's absolutely fine, thank goodness.. so she's been micro chipped today and had her first lot of injections.
     
    Josie likes this.

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.