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Thread: Bitch due to have pups? (unexpected complications which may arise)

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    Was meant to type 44 kg but never mind ( so tired not thinking straight)
    Either way whatever bred she is we love her

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    I know that feeling - that sort of tired that is!

    Give me a yell if I can help out with anything.

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    She's home she really has lost alot of weight guess its been almost 3 days with no food and she's been thru so much...
    Vet said to continue her on the supercoat puppy dog biscuits ( thats what our vet said was best for he) we have had her on since we knew she was pregnant and to stay away from wet/ tin food
    What are your thoughts on that natty will that be enough for her?

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    Yep. The wet tinned food is just so much watered down nutrition. Supercoat puppy will be fine.

    For the first day or so she may just have a little milk - colostrum. Her milk should come in fully after that, so just watch the pups are staying strong while the milk supply is warming up. They look a good size so should be ok, but any small or runty ones might need a little top up with a bottle if they look a bit weak. Once the milk arrives they should all be fine

    We give our bitches milk replacer while they're feeding, especially with big litters, and chicken mince (minced carcasses - the cheapest kind but highest in calcium) with their puppy kibble - two or three times a day.

    If you think she needs more intake you can try to get Palastart Lamb and Kid milk powder. It comes in 10kg bags (about $50) and will last ages so good value. It also boosts calcium and other minerals which the little monsters will suck out of her!

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    There is one runt weak one they said we will have to feed by hand cause it's too weak to fed off her
    It's just drunk a little then but seem very weak and vet said she might not make it
    Out of the 12 pups 10 are males

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    It can be hard to prop up the runts unless you can tube feed. See how you go with her. The smaller ones just won't get a boob, it's a fact of life when there's more mouths than nipples.

    What you can do, if they are not all getting a fair share, is split the litter. What I do is pick the smallest six, and the biggest six. Have a box or laundry basket near to mum's bed that is heated - hot water bottles can do if you don't let them get cold, and keep them covered so pups don't overheat.

    Six go in the box. Six go on mum. Two hours later, mum goes out for a pee and then the shift changes. The other six go on mum. Any that have been with mum that don't have full round bellies can have a milk top up - usually only the runty ones to start with. Then the six full pups go in the warm box, fresh hot water bottle and bedding included.

    The downside is only getting an hours sleep at a time... Unless you have someone to help you do some of the swap-overs. But it is a fantastic way to keep them all fed. The good solid sleep away from fidgety mum and siblings can be good for tiny ones too.

    So many boys! Out of our last litter of 12 we had 9 boys. So sympathy there! Fingers crossed for your little girl.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Liss05 View Post
    She's home she really has lost alot of weight guess its been almost 3 days with no food and she's been thru so much...
    Vet said to continue her on the supercoat puppy dog biscuits ( thats what our vet said was best for he) we have had her on since we knew she was pregnant and to stay away from wet/ tin food
    What are your thoughts on that natty will that be enough for her?
    Supercoat Puppy is what we feed Kirri during the later stage of pregnancy and during whelping..
    http://www.dogforum.com.au/image.php?type=sigpic&userid=577&dateline=12727082  14

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    She is doing well and pups are all feeding bar the runt one the vet asked us if we wanted him to put her down yesterday we said no we would try....
    I'm managing to get it to drink a little prob bout a ml every hour, but it's the warmth I can't keep up I put it in a box with hot water bottle and a towel on top of that but it was still cold so I put a heater on in that room and heated the room, but it still feels cold I just fed it again and put it on tips near her neck hoping it might help even tho the vet said she's better away from tips and the other pups I'm watching her see how that goes...

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    I wore Bella's runt in my bra for warmth lol

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    Runt died

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