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

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    Liss, So sorry you have lost one, But, I'm very glad you got the result you have with 11 pups and mum all doing well.. I'm so glad you had some excellent backup from your Vet and members of this forum.. I really was expecting to hear more bad news..
    May I compliment your Vet for an excellent job, And you for doing everything possible to save the litter.. And thanks to Natty.. She sure has some good experience behind her, and you should have seen her last litter. Totally awesome pups !!
    Still a lot more work to do, but seeing the pups grow and develop their individual characters is well worth it.
    Love the sticky idea.. Great suggestion Di..
    Cheers..
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    They shouldn't have it come out their noses. They do that when they drink too fast and they risk breathing it in. Getting milk in their lungs will usually cause aspiration pneumonia, which in pups this small is very serious.

    You might need to slow the gutsy ones down with slower nipples (smaller holes) if you can.

    They will only drink as much as their bellies will take, and it will vary from pup to pup and feed to feed.

    Tip should open her bowels, but abdominal surgery does slow it up. Is she moving much? Of just wanting to be with the pups? A gentle walk around the block might help things along if she's up to it.

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    Ok thanks will try that she's not moving much I'll try to get her moving more...

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    She's up and moving more this morning, but still not opened her bowels weighed pups again this morning( I weighed yesterday morning) all but two have gained weight so I guess I keep doing what I am and make sure those two have real good Feeds today, need to go buy some more of the formula we have today see if I can buy it in bigger container as they are drinking so much, the produce store I went to yesterday sold some but it was a different brand so I didn't buy it, thought its best to stay with the one the vet sold us?

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    That link on feeding pups u posted natty has how to make your own formula what are your thoughts? Is the powder from the vets better?
    Either way I don't care which I use just want to do what best for pups the one we have is called animalac plus

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    My thoughts are that powdered puppy milk from the vets is fine. I used divalactic (sp) for Pretty while she was in the last stages of pregnancy and whilst feeding the pups. It is what I would have used to bottle feed if I had to. You know how to stimulate them to toilet after a feed or is the mum taking care of that?

    I am so glad Natty is holding your hand through all this. I only had one oops litter where all went according to plan.

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    Yes I know how to get them to go the toilet had to do that for the 3 pups while mum was at vets but since her being home she's taking care of that

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    Ok that was scary!! Note to self do not feed a few pups then put them in a small heated box in the same room as her then go have a shower came to finish feeding others when I was done and she was curled up in this small box laying on top of pups they are all ok tho silly me wasn't thinking tired brain...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Liss05 View Post
    Yes I know how to get them to go the toilet had to do that for the 3 pups while mum was at vets but since her being home she's taking care of that
    One weight taken off your shoulders at least.

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    Phew. You poor thing. You do get so brain fried with lack of sleep.

    I use Divetelac, but I always have, for pups as well as wildlife babies so it's nice and familiar for me. It can be bought in larger containers, not sure on the Animalac but I think it can as well. Just having a look online it looks like you can get 2.5kg containers but all places may not have them.

    Honestly, if they're doing ok and you can afford what they're having keep them on it. Taking on the effort involved in making formula is an extra workload you probably really don't need at the moment.

    If you can't get your one in a size that suits, or price is an issue, changing to a similar one like Divetelac or Biolac won't hurt.

    If a couple haven't gained don't panic just yet, just keep an eye on them and top them up after they've been with mum. It's normal for newborns to lose a little after birth so they may well have done that, and be catching up now.

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