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      help. 6 week old puppy abnormally skinny and tiny.

      New pet owner and just got a 6 week old lab/golden mix. She looks skinny and her Bones are very visible. Rib cage is visible and doesn't really have meat. Doesn't look like the puppies I saw on Google images and actually seems like a Chihuahua. Doesn't eat all her dry food but only licks up the wet food that was mixed in. planning on crushing the dry food. Been feeding her puppy dry food 2/3 cups with some wet for 3 times a day. Her poop is not firm but not entirely watery. It's a goop and she has gone 7-9 times Within 18hours For almost every 2 hours. The Previous pet owner said She was fine and ate a lot and Also her vet said she will grow to normal ssize. She got her first round of shots and wormed, and is required for her second round in 2 weeks. Only got her for a day and I'm planning to take her to the vet to get things checked. Feed backs?

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      Also she was the tiniest one in her litter. She couldn't compete for milk and was hand fed.

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      6 weeks is pretty young. I wonder if she is actually younger than that and isn't quite weaned off of mommy's milk yet. What about worms? Did you bring a stool sample with you to the vet?

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      It sounds like you got her from a Craigslist situation, or similar? Six weeks is too young to be away from mom, and in many states it is illegal. The previous owner should have been supplementing her if she was unable to get the nutrition she needed from mom.

      Have you taken her to the vet or are you just going by what the previous owner told you?

      You should get her to a vet ASAP and if you already have and are not satisfied with what you've been told, find a new one.

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      Definitely get her to YOUR vet and bring a stool sample. What are you trying to feed (brand)? Let the food soak in warm water for 10-20min, add a spoonful of wet food and serve in a crate.... give her 20min to eat as much as she's going to and then pick it up until the next meal time.

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      I echo the comments that a 6 week old isn't ready to be sold. You need to get the dog to the vet before it dies.
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      Agree with the above posts. Not sure what state you are in but most states have laws stating that pups cannot be sold until 8 weeks of age.

      Get her to the vet right away.
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      Congratulations on your new pup! Sounds like she's getting a rough start to the world. What's her name? Take her to your vet and keep us updated. Also, post pictures! Love to see your new girl.

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      Did you take the puppy to the vet? I hope he/she is doing okay. Can you post an update?
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      I never know if these post are for real, or just some troll. I hope it's the latter, because if someone let this poor puppy go at six weeks, well let's just say they'd be very unhappy to have me in their face.

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