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Hi everyone!  One of Brindie's pups won't stop crying.  I don't know what it wrong.  He even cries while nursing.  Mom's not taking it well either.  
He was the first born and is one of the bigger pups if not the biggest.  None of the other pups are crying like that so I am pretty sure that its not
milk issues.  He was a crybaby from the moment he was born, but not to this extreme.  He started around 1:00 am and hasn't stopped for more
than 10 minutes at a time.  It has kept me up most of the night.  I tried to connect to the forum earlier but the website must have been experiencing
some problems.  I did some research online and learned that the classic warning signs of trouble in neonatal puppies are weakness, failure to nurse,
insufficient weight gain, temperature drop, dehydration, continuous crying, Diarrhea and/or vomiting and rejection by the dam.  I think I can rule out
all but the crying.  If the puppy continues to cry like this I will be visiting the vet today.

Any suggestions?
 

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You could try to stimulate him to go to the bathroom.  Only think I can think of for him.  You need to wet your fingers with a little warm water and kind of massage those areas for him so he can pee and poop.  At this age they can't do it without damn stimulation, which she does with licking them there. See if that helps.  It could be something is congenitally wrong with him also, so a trip to the vet would probably be worth while, but not easy.  Keep us posted.

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I know you can stimulate them to go potty but you can also get them to poop as well?  He is actually quiet  :eek: at the moment and nursing.
He has been quiet now for almost 30 minutes.  Maybe, hopefully he just had a belly ache.
 

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Yes you do.  But if he is quiet now I would leave him be.  He might have just had a belly ache.  Does he look like he is gaining weight?  Also, sometimes, I have had pups cry for a couple of days after the tail docking, but he should have been over that by now.

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As Far as I can tell he is gaining weight.  He and another pup are the biggest in the litter.  His tail was docked and dewclaws removed on Monday around noon.
That evening he had some bleeding on one of his paws-don't know if mom might have stepped on it or something-but it didn't seem to bother him then.  He is
sleeping peacefully at the moment.  Will watch him closely today.  

This is the little crybaby
 
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