1. Welcome to NikonCafe.com—a friendly Nikon camera & photography discussion forum!

    If you are thinking of buying a camera or need help with your photos, you will find our forum members full of advice! Click here to join for free!

Puppy Saga, Or tough times for TD.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by twilli53, Jul 15, 2008.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Last night, my Female Brittany wigged out on us after having a litter of pups. She killed every pup except this one. The littlest male survived, barely after being laid on until he was not breathing, after I got him out, she kicked him so hard he hit the porch door in the air from four feet away. I got him away from her and blew in his nostrils until he cranked up again. So I put him inside my shirt and made the 40 mile trip to Winter Haven to the EM Vet Clinic at 1:30 AM this morning. The little guy cried all the way, when he quit crying I moved him a little so he would stay with me by whimpering again. This is a pic I felt compelled to get as the Vet said it is a long road for him to survive. He weighs 4 oz. They ask me if I had named such a young pup, and I replied that I had ,on the trip up. TD for Tough Dog. If he survives he will never leave this house. He is fighting very hard so we hope for the best.Have him on heat 24-7 now except for nursing and this one pic. She will never be bred again.
    Held at arms length with on board flash and a garbage bag for background Sig 24-60 2.8. Hang Tough TD.
    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 17, 2008
  2. Brittanys are a great breed and I am sorry this is happening. My best wishes for TD and you all.
  3. LindaZ


    Jul 29, 2007
    Wilmington, NC
    aww...what a little cutie. Best wishes to the lil puppy.
  4. Cougar8045


    May 25, 2007
    Best wishes to the puppy. I hope he makes it.
  5. Awww, what a precious photo! I hope with all my heart little TD will make it too! Please keep us posted when you can!
  6. Sad story. I wish TD a safe and healthy recovery. Hopefully he'll pull through.
  7. Schnauzermom


    Apr 13, 2007
    Good thoughts. I've bottle fed after mom lost her milk - let me know if you need moral support or anything.
  8. Mani


    Jan 14, 2006
    Toronto - Canada
    Keep us update , wish TD all the best health
  9. Thanks, everyone. I am normally a tough individual, but not now. I feel helpless. Except for the care we can give it is all up to him.
    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 16, 2008
  10. Is it normal for mom dogs to do this?
  11. hmmmmmm
    so sorry to hear this
    we'll never know why this happened....
    post-partum depression is so common in humans... we forget that "hormonal changes" associated with pregnancy and birth can have an effect on the very same issues in the canine world

    we will all hope that things work out for the best
  12. Bad Deal

    Good luck to you and the pup. Keep us posted.
  13. Steve, While it may not be normal, it is not unheard of. I will put it that way. Some females react violently towards their young. Unfortuneately this is another instance of that behavior.
    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 15, 2008
  14. Muskieman911


    Apr 11, 2008
    I cried when I heard that story because I have a dog of my own and know how you feel. I hope he makes it and comes back home. God Bless you and the puppy.
  15. Whitedog

    Whitedog Guest

    My screen name has to do with my dogs so obviously I have a real soft spot for them. I hope he does well and you have him for years to come.
  16. Just got finished with his 6th feeding at 2PM and seems to be weak but holding his own. We are going on the the less is more, more often, on feed as prescibed by the Vet. Will see if this gets him up and running. This will be around the clock every two hours for at least two weeks. He seems to be responding a bit, but as warned by the Vet, set backs come in a hurry in these situations. We are staying with it and keeping our fingers crossed. Thank you from our family to you. We know this is not a human life but he is a part of our family by being born here, and we will try to save his life as such. He's a fighter and for that I admire him. Will keep you up dated as I can.
    Thanks Again for the thoughts and words, Tim
  17. Tim,

    Great shot!! Yes, unfortunately, not uncommon, and I commend you for your decision to not breed her again, as such temperament tendancies often run in bloodlines (ie. I bet her dam had a similar history).

    I'm sure the vet told you that fluid is most important to young puppies.....hydration is the key. She may also settle in to motherhood after the first 24-36hrs, as her hormones settle a bit.

    My prayers are with you and TD!
  18. Tim:
    Keeping good thoughts for TD, you and your family.

  19. I'm so sorry this happened. Sending prayers the TD will indeed survive and thrive.
  20. Alan


    May 9, 2008
    Sorry to hear about this. Best wishes for TD.
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  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.