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Sumosmom

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We just picked up our Neoploitan puppy this past weekend, his 8 weeks old. Potty raining is going ok, but that's to be expected .. We already have taken him to the vets .. He has ear infections and is underweight and he has worms
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Well, first thing, happy Mastiff puppyhood!
Pretty sure the low weight is being caused by the worms. Flappy eared dogs are more prone to ear infections. He may be one of the lucky who get more than the others [wink]
Savanna is also lucky in that way still! We just stay on top of it and she has done well.
Vet checks happen. Did you get puppy insurance yet?

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I did read that they are prone to ear infections. I guess we got it sooner than expected with him lol. The vet can we some great stuff for cleaning his ears out. We did get insurance for him right away, hopefully now that he has had a couple working treatments he will get some weight on him.
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Banana is correct on all counts, worms will make them drop weight & mastiffs are prone to ear infections, it usually an over growth of yeast because the ear doesn't get enough air. Don panic it's all part of the mastiff puppy experience & easily taken care of. Congrats on your new puppy.
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Gus was prone to ear infections according to the fosters.  I never had an issue with any ear infections with him even though I did cleanse his ears early on but stopped after I changed his diet.  No pun intended, but food for thought.

Elizabeth had a bad case of worms and ultimately I resolved the issue without the further assistance of the vet.  I used Drontal to clear the issue up.  To help lessen the chance of it recurring, I'm using Nexgard just incase it was from a flea.  In other parts of the world, deworming a dog every quarter is encouraged and meds that are prescription based in the US are OTC there.
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