Ear Problems in the First Few Days of Rehoming Many times puppies can develop ear problems during the first few days after rehoming. This is mainly due to stress, adjusting to new sounds, allergies in new home or many other things. Typically this will self correct and no treatment needed. Sometimes a wax build up in the ear results. It is very important that the puppies immune system is not compromised as many bacterial, mites and fungal issues are caused by a weakened immune system, as these organisms are opportunistic.
What Weakens Immune System? One of the key things in rehoming of a puppy is to keep the same feed the breeder uses. Gradually incorporate a new feed by mixing with the feed breeder used.
This seems like an insignificant issue, but could have large impact on your dog and can cause big problems, as the dogs Gut bacteria are not used to the new proteins and carbohydrates sources and unable to ferment them properly. This can lead to vomiting and diarrhea possibly huge Vet bills.
There are two types of Gut bacteria in a Dog’s Gut, the good bacteria, which ferment the food into Hydrochloric Acid, which drops the pH of the stomach to as low as pH of 1. This kills off all the harmful bad bacteria and serves to “sterilize” the stomach contents before moving into the intestines. Then the Pancreas will secrete digestive enzymes that help break down the food in a form that later can be absorbed into the blood and tissues.
If the pH of the stomach rises due to the incomplete fermentation of the food, the bad bacteria will start to break down the food. The bad bacteria produce gas rather than acidity and the dog will vomit or the gas pushes the unfermented food into the intestine where it will begin fermenting there. The pancreas’s digestive enzymes will not work correctly as conditions are unfavorable for them. The gas produced, forces the undigested food down the intestine too fast and it comes out in form of diarrhea. Very little absorption of nutrient and minerals occurs.
When this happens, the dog’s tissues may be starved of proper nutrients. The immune system becomes stressed and under strain. Over 80% of a strong immune system is due to the proper bacteria makeup in the stomach and intestines. Strained or stressed immune systems leave the dog vulnerable to viruses, harmful infections and parasites. This could translate into large Vet bills.
To ensure that all our animals all receive extraordinary care, we are Licensed and Inspected by the Iowa Dept of Agriculture, the American Kennel Club and Fredericksburg Vet Clinic (Supervising Vet).
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