If you suspect that puppy syndrome is going away, take your puppy to the vet right away. A veterinarian can administer fluids, help regulate your body temperature, and give you the right medication if bacteria or a virus may be responsible. Prevention is the best way to control premature death in puppies. Regular vaccinations in the mother dog can help reduce the likelihood of puppies being exposed to viruses.
The mother should be monitored for bacterial infections or canine herpesvirus during pregnancy. Maintaining their health throughout the gestation and lactation period is extremely important for the survival of puppies. Practicing good hygiene when handling puppies can also help minimize the spread of infection. However, some premature deaths may be unavoidable, especially if the puppy has a problem at birth.
If you currently have newborn puppies to care for, they need to receive colostrum from the mother dog within their first 12 hours of life. Most of the time, puppies that wither quickly progress to loss of muscle tone, severe lethargy, and death. Observing and measuring puppies is the breeder's greatest asset when assisting in delivery and during the first crucial week thereafter. Dehydration, hypoglycemia and infection and being “too hot” and “too cold” are the leading causes of death for puppies and these are all conditions that can be observed and corrected or treated quickly.
Puppies are not able to develop disease resistance on their own, so they will need an external source to thrive. It is used to describe a puppy that appears normal at birth, but “fades”, does not grow or thrive during the first few weeks of life. Most puppies who are weak at birth can be given droppers full of “sugar water”, which I suggest you prepare by taking colorless Hummingbird Nectar and mixing it to make a strong syrup. Fading puppy syndrome is a term used to describe puppies that are apparently normal at birth, but who gradually fade and die within the first two weeks of life.
Because of the size of most puppies, they are not conducive to intravenous drip, so when a puppy is in danger, EVERYTHING IS CRITICAL to catching them early. Cleft palate, thymus atrophy, and cardiovascular defects are just three of the problems found in puppies that wither. It is used to describe neonatal puppies that are born healthy but gradually wither and die from unknown and uncontrollable causes. Vaccination of the mother against viral diseases before breeding allows her immunity to be transmitted to the puppies in their colostrum.
For the first four days of life, the ambient temperature where puppies are kept should be maintained at 85-90°F (29.5-32°C). So why do some puppies die all of a sudden? One thing is certain, it is not a diagnosis and there are many reasons behind it.