by dogshome9 on 02 December 2012 - 03:12
My thoughts were to see if she will take some cooled boiled water,
give a little paraffin oil > olive oil
I also have a Microlax enema, could I give her a tiny dose?
by Siantha on 02 December 2012 - 03:12
by hexe on 02 December 2012 - 04:12
by hexe on 02 December 2012 - 04:12
by dogshome9 on 02 December 2012 - 04:12
Mum on Amoxyclav and probably due to the lack of hormones? anesthetic ? the puppy was feeding from mum & became lethargic , weak & had lost weight.
After I fed her during the next 8 hours she put weight back on and was full of energy again so I returned her to mum ........... then within the next hour she regressed so I took her off mum and have been feeding for the last 3.5 days.
It has been an awful long time since I bottle fed a newborn puppy ......
everything else is good, very keen to feed, I have already diluted her milk with water and stopped the egg yolk and yoghurt, hopefully that will work ...... if not the I will go with the paraffin oil.
Thank you hexe
by Siantha on 02 December 2012 - 05:12
by ziegenfarm on 02 December 2012 - 05:12
she isn't just cleaning the pups anus, but stimulating it as well. you can also do this for the puppy with a warm, wet
handtowel. often a c-section will disturb mother nature and rob the dam of her maternal instincts. giving the pup
adequate stimulation should help keep the bowels moving. best of luck.
*****does the dam appear to be producing enough milk? sometimes that is a problem also with
c-sections and/or single births.
by Hundmutter on 02 December 2012 - 05:12
down any milk ?
by J Basler on 02 December 2012 - 06:12
by hexe on 02 December 2012 - 06:12
Since this isn't your first time whelping pups, I'm sure you know about the whole needing to stimulate the anus and genitalia to trigger their bowel and bladder excretion, but for those who aren't familiar with it, I figure I better include this for future reference if this thread comes up during a search:
Newborn puppies do not have the ability to evacuate their bowels or bladder on their own for the first weeks of life; their mother has to stimulate this function in the pups by gently licking the anus and the genitals of each puppy, individually. The owner of the female may not notice this happening, because the female continues licking until the pup urinates and defecates, and she ingests the urine and stool as she does this--which is why you never [or almost never] will see spots of urine or pieces of stool lying about in the whelping box while the puppies are still unable to walk around.
If a puppy is being raised on a bottle or stomach tube and getting a commercial or home-made formula, however, it's up to us to do that stimulation--even if the pup is in with the mother at times, because the bitch often does not want to ingest the stools created by anything other than her own milk. Obviously, not done by us via licking! Instead, use a soft piece of cloth that you've made damp with warm water--NOT hot [you want body temperature, 95-100 degree F]. Gently stroke the puppy's genitalia and anus with the damp cloth, folding the cloth over to a clean section as the pup defecates to keep the puppy clean; generally speaking, it works best if you stroke from the genitals up, instead of the other way around, just for hygienic purposes...nobody wants a puppy with a urinary tract infection from poo entering the urethra. Continue until the puppy stops passing any urine and stool.
This has to be done after EVERY meal and after they wake up from napping...usually, the easiest schedule is to just do it before each feeding, and again right after the feeding. You'll need to continue this until the pups are able to relieve themselves on their own...about 2 weeks or so.
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