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Thread: I Just Need Abit of Advice from Someone Who Has Had Experince with Pregnant Dogs

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    lol thanks oh does anyone live around the blacktown area i want to get their shots done their if the money goes to the dogs

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    Jessie1990

    There are some things - it doesn't matter how much preparation you do, something you haven't prepared for will happen. Same as with your own children (not that I've done that myself).

    Dog is bound to be straining, and probably make noise. Giving birth for your average mammal is very hard work. It would be so much easier if we were all like kangaroos (tiny weeny babies at birth).

    4yo is a good age. Some bitches have one puppy and some have 10 puppies. 4 to 6 is ok.

    Don't know about your daughter. If she was a dog, I'd recommend crating her but otherwise, is there a spare set of hands that you can ring to come and help once the birth process starts. Like a friend, neighbour, grandparent?

    Ring the vet when it starts - if it's a normal waking hour (eg between 7am and 10pm), otherwise only ring if you think something is wrong. The main things that can go wrong is a puppy gets stuck or one or some never come out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    Jessie1990

    There are some things - it doesn't matter how much preparation you do, something you haven't prepared for will happen. Same as with your own children (not that I've done that myself).

    Dog is bound to be straining, and probably make noise. Giving birth for your average mammal is very hard work. It would be so much easier if we were all like kangaroos (tiny weeny babies at birth).

    4yo is a good age. Some bitches have one puppy and some have 10 puppies. 4 to 6 is ok.

    Don't know about your daughter. If she was a dog, I'd recommend crating her but otherwise, is there a spare set of hands that you can ring to come and help once the birth process starts. Like a friend, neighbour, grandparent?

    Ring the vet when it starts - if it's a normal waking hour (eg between 7am and 10pm), otherwise only ring if you think something is wrong. The main things that can go wrong is a puppy gets stuck or one or some never come out.
    Hyacinth, I think the pups are born already, 7 of them? A few posts back. Otherwise I got excited over nothing!

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    Yep, get with the program Hy, lol.

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    Gawd.

    The only explanation I have for that is I typed something, dog came and jumped on me, I got distracted and posted hours later without checking the thread again. D'oh.

    Well done Jessie1990 to you and the mum and the puppies.

    No idea about where to get the shots done. Depends what you want to do next. Did I post the National Desexing network here somewhere, might be worth going through that for a vet to help. I'm sure they do regular vet work too.

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    hey guys we had a late one lol we now have 8 puppies all good and healthy the last little girl born is really weak tho so the vet advised me to bottle feed her for the time being so we now have 6 boys and 2 beautiful girls yay

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    8 puppies!
    I assume mummy has 8 or 10 teets?
    Which vet told you to bottle feed her? The first or second one? If she can nurse naturally, then thats how it should be done, but if you have been told specifically by your vet you should bottle feed her then go along with that.
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    the second vet i just went in to feed her but i thought id try her on the boob 1nce more and she did but i have to help her she has abit of a floppy head im worried about that but its good that she is at least trying to suckle on the nipple so ill see how she is 2morow in the mean time ill keep helping her on to the nipple. could the reason she is a bit floppy be that she was not getting any milk from mum could that be the case or could it be fading puppie syndrome???

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    This is outside my area of knowledge so I would do as your vet advises.

    Personally though I would be inclined to supplement feed as well as the teat to see if this one comes along.

    I have read a bit on fading puppy syndrome but as it didn't apply to my lot I have forgotten what I read. I know some do fade without any real reason being found.

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    Puppies need to drink within 12 hours of being born so they can get all the right nutrients from their mum so they can succesfully fight disease and build an immune system. This first milk is called "colostrum".
    After 12 hours, their bodies will no longer accept these antibodies.
    If the puppy is refusing to nurse with the mummy, thats when we(as humans) usually step in. This is either using a formula or what you have been doing, helping to drink from the teat.

    If you chose to hand rear the pup, it will have to be fed every 2-3 hours, so be prepared for that. Make sure you have a lengthy discussion with your vet.

    And personally, I would rule out FPS.
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