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    She is very calm now, and has been laying with her pups all evening now.

    Blood is dark and a bit brown... a little bit leaks out evry now and again
    She has been to the toilet a few times today
    She did get a chance to nest, I set up a whelping area for her that was very private (not that she ended up using it. She kept going to the otherside of the room so I layed a banket and towels down where she chose to stay)
    Her temp is normal. The same as it was a day or so before labour
    Her gums look the same as always
    And she just lays there when I push on her abdomen...

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    I don't think her milk has changed. I can't notice a difference...
    And yes she is feeding well now.

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    I would not be too worried then as if see eating well as well as what you just answered to my questions I'd say she is just a young inexsperanced mum.
    Let her have the pups where she wants whithin reason of course as in safe & cleanable. You may just have to do the hard yards with her for the first few days just being there for her to keep her settled.
    I would be adding devac puppy milk replacer to your bitches feed diffently & some chia seeds would be good too. I feed my bitches at this stage of mothering 3 times a day & leave them with high quality dry bits & water at all times. Add some eggs to her dinner a few times a week as well she'll need all the nutrents high foods she can get at this stage as pups are doubling in size every few days & she is their only nurishment.
    If you continue to have any issues of her not staying with pups I reccomend a crate that she has no choise & her spending feeding times in there with litter & door left open so she can lay at door way when she needs to at all other times. But I doubt you'll need it just stay calm & reasure her but don't muck around with her pups too much if possible at this stage.
    Give the pups cord a dab with idone also.
    I used to find lavander oil would sooth mum dogs & a warmed devac milk with an egg mixed through too.
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    Oh thank you so much! That is massive relief.

    I have been giving an egg with dinner once-twice a week since we got her (she got one last night).
    I have gotten her back into her regular close-in bed now and she's been there all night so far which is awesome. The front of it is low enough for her to step out of when she wants to, but high to keep the pups in.
    I have been reassuring her heaps and telling her she's doing good. I have only been handling the pups to help them feed and the clean around them, and to check on the cords, which I tied with thread when they were born and then just left them to heal natural. They look healthy and a few have already dropped off =)

    Thank you so much! Very much appreciate it =D

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    No probs, Lollen, I may not have worded stuff properly.
    One thing I do remember is to watch her discharge. If it changes colour, smells offensive then something is wrong.
    I have only raised one litter, Crazy has done more but I am here for you too.

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    Adding sardines, natural yoghurt to her diet can help too. I think I was also advised to feed her some divalactic (sp?) puppy milk formula to help with milk.
    Gawd, am going to have to go back and read my own thread. My monsters are now 15 months old.

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    As long as she keeps eating well, gums are bright & healthy looking & her temp stays the same I would assume there is nothing hugely wrong at this stage. if any of this change just put her in the car & sob & beg the vet for help when you get there when you get there, serous.
    Watch her when she toliets also & watch for any real discomfort & check what she dose for large bllod loss or a off meat sort of smell. Keep an eye on her breast as her milk comes in as she may become engorged & if she dose cut out the milk & lower her food intake a little just for a day or 2 at most. If she gets too sore she wont want to feed, I put mutten fat on ours to help with strecthing & wear & tear from pups. Keep an eye on pups nails you may need to just take the very tips off with a pair of nail clippers if they are too scratchy.
    Sounds like she is more settled in her bed, just but removeable washable bedding under her that you change change when needed. You could propley move her if ytou thought the spot her beds in is not private enough & she'd stay as long as she has the bed but unless you really needed too I'd be inclined to just leave her be.
    Good night sounds like you might get some sleep tonight. I sleep on a mattress next to my bitches for first few nights, sometimes weeks if needed.
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    My hubby decamped to the spare room while I had Pretty and pups inside a month. She and I would sleep on the bed, a night light on and she would be in the whelping box when needed.

    I did not have the air con on in that room as pups can not regulate body temp till about 2 weeks of age. Had a fan on though.
    Last edited by Di_dee1; 02-11-2011 at 08:01 PM.

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    Yes great point Di, the off smell I talked about is what Di's talking about with watching her bleeding & discharge.
    I forgot to say dark brownish blood is normal atm & a bit brighter when she toliets & just after tolieting. Some clots being digcharged when tolieting is normal but not huge ones or heaps follow by bright blood thats cause for further investigation.
    Smell is the main thing I notice first though if they get an infection at first it's just different sort of sweeter smelling closly followed with the off meat smell if not treated.
    Wishing you a nice quiet peaceful puppies & awaking to a fully bonded mum that has now got this puppy busniess down pat.
    Night.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Di_dee1 View Post
    My hubby decamped to the spare room while I had Pretty and pups inside a month. She and I would sleep on the bed, a night light on and she would be in the whelping box when needed.

    I did not have the air con on in that room as pups can not regulate body temp till about 2 weeks of age. Had a fan on though.
    My OH say the first room we build in our dream home is my indoor night kennels & whelping & puppy rooms, lol...................
    Dogs make everyday life enjoyable...........

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