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    DefaultDizzy 5 week old pup

    I have a litter of 6 pups and one of them takes a couple of steps and stumbles and falls. He seems to have his eye sight and he eats great and is healthy not thin or fat. It is like he has to equal librium. Please help I am worried.
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    DefaultRe: Dizzy 5 week old pup

    what does your vet say?

    sounds like a neurological issue - I've seen puppies with brain and liver issues acting like that

    it won't get better on it's own that's for sure so book the vet appointment asap - chances are you'll be referred to a specialist
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    DefaultRe: Dizzy 5 week old pup

    A pup at that age should be quite chubby and dare I say ...fat for lack of a better word. Rolly Polly maybe. So that along with the stagger makes my first thoughts - liver shunt. I'd get it checked by a vet ASAP
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    wife is taking him monday morning. Can liver shunt be treated and do i stop breeding the pair?
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    DefaultRe: Dizzy 5 week old pup

    Also check out his ears.

    As a kid, I burst my eardrum and was some kind of dizzy.

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    DefaultRe: Dizzy 5 week old pup

    Quote Originally Posted by bigsal51
    wife is taking him monday morning. Can liver shunt be treated and do i stop breeding the pair?
    I really think you'll need a lot more information about WHAT the problem is before you decide if you'll repeat that breeding

    liver shunts can be a real problem .. and can be either treatable or not - I've seen both..

    hoping it's something like vestibular disease instead for your sake- please keep us posted
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    DefaultRe: Dizzy 5 week old pup

    Quote Originally Posted by bigsal51
    Can liver shunt be treated and do i stop breeding the pair?
    Well, let's see, that is a loaded question, let's ask this first. How old are the breeding pair? What clearances have you done to prove they are breeding worthy, what titles do they have and what makes you first think they are breed worthy? Most reputable breeders don't breed "breeding pairs", they breed to studs other places to strengthen their lines, improve on qualities they want in their lines.

    If you are breeding for the sake of breeding, that should be the reason you don't breed, in addition to the issue with this pup.
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