Puppy & Health Issues Section:
Breeding and Whelping
Fading Puppy Syndrome
FADING PUPPY SYNDROME
1. Check the puppy by picking the skin up at the back of the neck
(by the shoulder blades) and releasing it. If the skin stays up in
the air or returns to normal very slowly, the puppy is dehydrated.
Compare with normal puppy's, whose skin should feel fat, resilient, and
return to a normal position immediately.
a. You must rehydrate the puppy. Either by taking it to the
vet's and having fluid put under the puppy's skin or putting it there yourself.
You can have your vet show you how to do this.