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Posted by: nat1zn | 2008/09/20

Shakey dog syndrome

my little maltese cross had her 1st litter on 17/09/08 (just two pups), we are having a bit of a crisis with her, she dos not want to go outside to relieve herself unless we carry her out or take her on the leash, she shakes like a leaf when we take her away, eating is also a problem we have to force her to eat or drink water. She has not been abused and in all the years of us having animals this is the first time we have had anything like this. Oh yes she is also permanently waking the pups up to drink so they are little porkers at the moment.

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Posted by: Zarathustra | 2008/09/22

It should be blatantly obvious to any anyone with a gram of compassion and understanding what her question is. In fact, if anyone reads her “  statement”  and can’  t deduce what her problem is , he should seriously consider popping into his nearest primary school and getting a grade school teacher to give him some comprehension tests until he learns reading with well comprehension.

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Posted by: Chill | 2008/09/22

You don' t say where the dog' s ' nest'  is, or how isolated the pups are from the normal business of your household. Think about that - it' s possible that there is too much interest being shown in the pups, and that the mom doesn' t feel safe, and doesn' t feel secure enough to leave them briefly to attend to her own needs.

The pups should be in a quiet, fairly remote place, and anyone approaching should do so calmly, and shouldn' t grab the pups and handle them all the time.

Especially children should be kept away a bit, until the pups are a little older.

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Posted by: Zarathustra | 2008/09/22

It should be blatantly obvious to any anyone with a gram of compassion and understanding what her question is. In fact, if anyone reads her “  statement”  and can’  t deduce what her problem is , he should seriously consider popping into his nearest primary school and getting a grade school teacher to give him some comprehension tests until he learns reading with well comprehension.

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Posted by: WR | 2008/09/22

Just leave her be. Don' t interfere. Give her a good quality feed specialy made for lactating bitches. She will eat when hungry, relieve herself when she needs to, and drink when she needs to. Stop interfering. Your actions could be making everything worse.

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