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Q: Raising a newborn puppy

September 17, 2009 | By Anonymous | 6 answers | Expired: 1665 days ago

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One of my friend's dog had puppies Monday morning on the 14th and one of the puppies had a cleft lip. He was unable to latch onto his mother so we started bottle feeding him Monday evening every two hours. He is a pitbull and I am wondering how I can socialize him and desensitize him when he isn't really being raised like a normal puppy. Being that he is a pitbull and the bad rap that goes along with his breed, what should I do to make him the perfect dog, that I know he can be? I love pitbulls but others around me aren't so enthusiastic, how can I change their minds?

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Meghanbrede
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Sep 20, 2009

My dog, Petie, is deaf. Really, I think, even though he was bottle-fed, that he should be treated regularly, just as you treat all your others pups.

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DevilDawg
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Sep 19, 2009

The puppy needs to be seen by a vet.

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Tricia L.
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Sep 18, 2009

I have a pit bull puppy and she is amazing!
She doesnt get to see that many ppl but when i bring her to my sisters house she is always sooooooo excited to see everyone! She just wants to be loved on! she is almost 11 months old!
I would just say socialize and show the puppy you are the boss. Also Show the puppy that other dogs and cats are friends =)
Good luck to you!

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Jillian
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Sep 17, 2009

pitbulls are really sweet dogs and socializing a puppy isn't that hard. you can bottle feed the pup until he is old enough to be weaned and then return him to his litter. i would take him back several times once he is 4 weeks old so he gets use to being w/his family. socializing puppies is all about letting them meet new people, dogs, cats, environments, sounds, smells, you name it. it's also about teaching them not to play w/people using their paws or mouths and to teach them to submit to those people, too. and please ask your friend to have their dogs fixed. there's way too many unwanted puppies already and w/all the pitbull bans, you don't want these guys being put to sleep by the time they're 4 or something.

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Ethel02
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Sep 17, 2009

He should be seen by a Vet, and with all the problems these poor dogs have you or you friend should not be breeding pit bulls, most pups born like that don't survive, you seem to have allot of animals with problems, maybe a Vet will work out a payment schedule, I hate to see suffering with little creatures that can't help themselves & don't have professional care to ease their pain, what a shame

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Anonymous
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Anonymous

Sep 17, 2009

that is a good ouestion

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