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Old 07-09-2007, 08:52 AM   #1
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My little baby is still waking up at night..
Last night I fed her at 9 pm she had movement and went to sleep, up at 12:30am relieved herself and went back to sleep with her little washcloth blanket, up at 2am had movement and was searching for food I HAD TO feed her she, is so tiny.Then she was up again at 5am,movement and back to sleep.
My neighbors came home with a 8 week old Chihuahua yesturday ( they didnt even know we had a new addition) and our baby Chihuahua is now 10 weeks old she is ALMOST HALF the size of the 8 week old.
Thats when I realized how really, really small she is.
SO her tiny belly can only handle very little at a time and I dont mind getting up in the middle of the night anymore.
She does look like a tiny little potbelly pig after she eats but she runs around so much she burns it up ,so im up to 5-6 feedings in 24 hours.
DONT worry I will try to space them further apart to bring her down to twice a day but with something so tiny im afraid to let her be hungry.
She is very healthy,playful, alert, strong, wormed ,had 1st shots. I feel im doing whats best for her.
I Just want to let you all know what I was doing, being that I asked for advice and some of you gave it.

Any new advice welcomed, thank you in advance.

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Old 07-09-2007, 09:15 AM   #2
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I would put kibble in her crate and see if it is that she is waking up to eat or waking up to get attention.


I hope your food issues get resolved very soon. Both for your pups sake and your own
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Denisedenise it sounds like you are working very hard taking care of this little one, and I'm sure that eventually you will be able to space out the feeding, but for now I would keep up feeding her the way you are.
Best of luck to you and your little Chi.
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I would put kibble in her crate and see if it is that she is waking up to eat or waking up to get attention.


I hope your food issues get resolved very soon. Both for your pups sake and your own
I do have a dry food in there with her, Do you think it is only attention? I really think she needs that night feeding,She is still sleeping its now its 10am, I should have went back to sleep.

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Denisedenise it sounds like you are working very hard taking care of this little one, and I'm sure that eventually you will be able to space out the feeding, but for now I would keep up feeding her the way you are.
Best of luck to you and your little Chi.
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I do have a dry food in there with her, Do you think it is only attention? I really think she needs that night feeding,She is still sleeping its now its 10am, I should have went back to sleep.
I think if she has kibble in her crate she is probably just lonely. Does she have to go the bathroom at the time.

I think you are right you probably should have went back to sleep
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Okay Last night was better, she went to bed at 10pm with a full belly, and woke up at 2am JUST for ATTENTION , She went back to sleep untill 6am YEAH !
Remember I said my neighbor got a new 8 week old Chihuahua well, its for there friend and they cant pick it up untill saturday SOOOOO.....
We are puppy sitting for the next 4 days. This is good because my pom just lets our pup do whatever it wants to her which I dont think is good.
So far this little neighbor pup is playing and putting my pup in her place,she doesnt like it, my pup is trying to get away, but she needs this socialization.
I will take some pics to post later, but thats another story on how to post pics I cant find URL on my pics.

by the way I went to pick up my Dodge truck after 7 days they said it was done and its NOT !!! I was leaving the parking lot and turned around because the A/C is still broke 950 $ later

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DeniseDenise, if you're allowing your pup access to other dogs, you want to make sure you're ONLY allowing properly vaccinated, healthy dogs.

Your pup & your neighbors pups should be isolated until after both pups have had at least 2 vaccinations.

Parvo virus is VERY dangerous & with pups who are so small, please reconsider allowing them to play together at this age.
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Regarding prevention of parvo, please have a look at these links just posted by Doberman's:

Parvo Vaccination

How Parvo happens
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