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Old 11-28-2012, 03:03 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all. My name is Marly. I am a new Maltese owner. I'm a bit overwhelmed right now, and a little bit lost as to what to do, but I just couldn't turn her away. But first, Zoe's story:

Zoe was born October 22nd 2012. That makes her 5 weeks old and a day old. She was sold to the neighbor of my classmate at 4 weeks. Yes, FOUR weeks. I could barely contain my fury when I found that out. But nonetheless, I just had to meet her, especially since the original seller would not take her back. And even if he did, he'd probably just sell her to another unsuspecting person. I didn't want to lecture the lady about how HORRIBLE it is that Zoe was taken so early from her mom because I didn't know her well, but man. Some people, geez!

This lady already had 3 dogs in her house, a chihuahua, a poodle, and a husky. She also worked long hours, and told me she felt bad leaving Zoe locked up in a room by herself. But even when she was home, she had to keep Zoe locked up because of the husky.

So even though I did initially feel apprehensive about taking her in, once I held her and she dove straight into my chest and nestled there, I was smitten

Now I am the proud momma of Zoe. She's extremely friendly and curious. Once she got into my room today, she couldn't help but move around and try to figure out what this new place is. I live with two other girls (we're all grad students), and she was friendly with them also. She's also quite vocal (barking) and likes to nibble at people. She ate heartily and drank water, and has taken several naps since coming home (she's sleeping right now). She hasn't pooped yet, but has peed once.

I know I have a long road ahead of me, but I just couldn't leave her there. If anyone has any tips, guidelines, etc on how to take care of a pup taken from her mother and siblings so young, please, all help will be greatly appreciated!! I've done some internet searching, but so far all I can find is how horrible it is to take puppies away from their mother too young and not too much advice.

Once I figure out how to upload pictures, I'll post some up.

Thanks in advance,

Marly & Zoe
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Old 11-28-2012, 07:54 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Has she been to the vet yet?? Would be my first thing to do. He would tell you what and how much to eat. At that age there is the concern for hypoglycemia, if not fed often enough. The puppy should not get chilled(like a bath and letting her out) she'll need her vaccinations and probably de worming. Since she's not with mom or litter mates, she'll want to be with you. A member here just rescued a 5 week old Maltese from a dumpster, and she's going through the same thing. She will probably cry at night and maybe soil in her crate . Welcome to SM , and good luck with your little one. There are several breeders here that can help you out.
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Old 11-28-2012, 09:10 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Has she been to the vet yet?? Would be my first thing to do. He would tell you what and how much to eat. At that age there is the concern for hypoglycemia, if not fed often enough. The puppy should not get chilled(like a bath and letting her out) she'll need her vaccinations and probably de worming. Since she's not with mom or litter mates, she'll want to be with you. A member here just rescued a 5 week old Maltese from a dumpster, and she's going through the same thing. She will probably cry at night and maybe soil in her crate . Welcome to SM , and good luck with your little one. There are several breeders here that can help you out.
Welcome to SM! I am in the same situation as u! I rescued my Molly from a dumpster! She cries a lot and I'm teaching her how to keep her area and self clean. She potties on a pee pad. I have another Malt so he does help but she is in a play pen and they can only see each other. They do have brief play time but it is Supervised and no longer than 10 minutes at a time. She is eating wet Blue Buffalo Puppy. They crying was horrid at first! It's like having a new born baby again! You can look @ my threads and other members made awesome suggestions and that's what has gotten me thru so far. Good luck and keep in touch!


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Old 11-28-2012, 05:54 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thank you so much! I'm bringing her to a vet on Friday. So far she has been eating well (blue buffalo), and is very playful. She woke up only 3 times last night.

I will definitely be checking the other threads out!

Here she is! I always wondered why parents take so many pictures of their kids, now I know why! I may have taken close to 50 already, along with 4 videos.







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Oh my gosh, she is gorgeous! what a precious little baby. Yes, I agree with the above, the vet would be a valuable source of info right now.

Good luck with your new tiny baby. You really are her momma now.
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Old 11-28-2012, 06:34 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Old 11-28-2012, 06:54 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Marly, welcome to SM. She is beyond precious!! People are just out of their minds with what they would do to make a buck. She really needs TLC and it sounds like she has the perfect Mommy. Can't wait to see more pics of your beautiful baby.
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How adorable! When my best friend and I went to pick up Sophie there were 4-5 week old puppies that my best friend got to hold, and I think I saw her melt as she picked one up. They are so tiny a precious. Sounds to me like she has the perfect mommy


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