What is Fading Puppy Syndrome?
The failure to thrive in newborn puppies, is often labeled as fading puppy syndrome. A fading puppy can occur from birth to nine weeks of age, but it is usually reserved for nursing puppies, with affected puppies declining quickly and die.
Normal Puppy Behavior
Fading Puppy Syndrome Symtoms
What causes Fading Puppy Syndrome
How to Help a Fading Puppy
If a puppy starts laying away from the group, crying constantly, acting restless, or failing to nurse, they should be removed and examined.
The exact causes of Fading Puppy Syndrome are seldom known, your veterinarian will initially focus on supportive care and diagnostics. Initial therapy will include - warmth, nutrition, glucose, antibiotic, and fluids. Congenital defects should be identified and corrected. If you have more questions on fading puppy syndrome, contact your local vet.