My puppy has white gums and she is about five months old. She is eating very little and is very weak. At times it get to the point that it look like she is getting her strength back but before we know it she is weak again unable to eat again by herself. What should I do now? Can I give her
worm medicine even if she is this weak or is it to late for her?
Yes,have her checked ASAP. This could be an autoimmune disease,very bad worm(internal parasite) infestation.Take a stool sample into the vet. This could be from shock.Blood loss,etc..This could be something easy to fix or something more complicated. You need to have the puppy checked.
It may be a sign of low sugar if it's a small breed dog. Yorkies and other toy breeds are prone to this. If you have a small breed dog, PLEASE seek immediate medical attention! Low blood sugar or hypoglycemia, can be deadly. Call your vet for advice. Six weeks....I would also call the breeder to see what he/she suggests. That's pretty young to be away from mom, but some breeds may be ready at that age. Small breeds usually are not ready until closer to 12 weeks.
A puppy should have nice healthy pink gums. If he/she has white gums, you really should get a vets opinion. There may be a number of causes e.g. Fleas (can make a puppy anaemic) ~ easily treatable, but if it's not, it can be fatal. Could be an mouth or tooth infection, or a virus puppy has picked up. Is puppy fully vaccinated, flea-treated and wormed?
Best thing would be to get puppy checked over by a vet to eliminate any major causes and/or treat any problems.
Good luck .. And enjoy you puppy!
If they're white the puppy could be dehydrated, does its coat stand away from its body if you pinch it away?Take him up the vets to be safe, and try n get some fluids into him.But don't just leave him, things get worse very quickly with pups...
I think it is a sign of anaemia and would take her to the vet quickly. Gums should be pink.
Hookworms get to a vet yesterday
It is a sign of a medical condiction
It means that they are dehydrated and you need to take it to the vet quickly because it could die
It's normal. the gums should soon get color.