The failure to thrive in newborn puppies and kittens, or neonates, is known as fading puppy and kitten syndrome. The syndrome can occur from birth to 9 weeks of age. Affected neonates can decline quickly and die, so immediate detection and treatment are key to survival. Be sure you know what to look for and what to do if you see any warning signs.
Your veterinarian has just informed you that your dog has otitis, or inflammation of the ear. Luckily, most cases of otitis are caught during the early stage of the disease, so the chances for getting your dog's ears back in tip-top shape are good.