Skip to content

Announcements

The Pet Health Community and Pet Health Center are NOT substitutes for a vet visit. Contact a vet in an emergency! | Dog Conditions A-Z | Dog Symptoms A-Z | Cat Conditions A-Z | Cat Symptoms A-Z

Remember Your Beloved Pet
Includes Expert Content
Chihuahua Puppies might not be thriving?
avatar
vics84 posted:
Hi. My dog had puppies about 1 1/2 week ago. The puppies seem to be hungry all the time. How do I know if they are getting enough milk from their mother or if I need to bottle feed them?
Reply
 
avatar
AMERICAN VETERINARY MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
Bernadine Cruz, DVM responded:
Congratulations on the birth of the puppies. Hopefully by this time you have taken the bitch and the puppies to your veterinarian for a post birthing examination. It is not uncommon for puppies to seem hungry but not constantly. You can check their weight on a daily basis with a gram scale and record the findings. It may not increase dramatically on a daily basis but it should not drop. Be sure that mom is getting enough to eat so she can produce the needed nutrients for the pups. Feeding her a puppy diet at this time is advisable.

Dr. Bernadine Cruz


Featuring Experts from AMERICAN VETERINARY MEDICAL ASSOCIATION

Bernadine D. Cruz, DVM, is an associate veterinarian at Laguna Hills Animal Hospital, Laguna Hills, Calif. She specializes in companion animal medicin...More

Helpful Tips

milk in nursing dogs
My chihuahua had 6 puppies on April 22nd and now seems to be running out of milk. Two of the six are not gaining weight and will not take ... More
Was this Helpful?
1 of 2 found this helpful

Related News

There was an error with this newsfeed

Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Learn more about the AVMA

WebMD Special Sections