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Puppy size at 6 weeks?
A health concern has come up with a puppy I was going to get from a breeder. I want to be clear that I am very impressed with how the breeder is handling the situation. She has been very upfront with me about the issues, and I am getting a different puppy from the litter. But, the original puppy that we were going to get has tugged at my heart strings, and I can't help but think of her, so I am wondering what you may know about a situation like this. Please keep this sweet little 6 week old girl in your thoughts.
It started about a week or so ago when the breeder let me know that she wasn't growing as she should. She was the largest in the litter, and is now the smallest. She is now 6 weeks old and weighs 1.5 lbs. What is a typical weight for a 6 week old?
She apparently had an episode of hypoglycemia, and is at the vets now. I think that between the size problem, and the low sugar, that this is concerning for a liver shunt. What do you think? Or do you think it is just one of those things? I just feel sad that this sweet little puppy may be sick, and I'm hoping it ends up being nothing major.