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by carleihar on 22 September 2010 - 21:09

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I found a pregnant stray walking down a country road in the middle of no where a few days ago and have since then been caring for it while figuring out what to do with her. As a precaution I built a make shift whelp box, thankfully, as I found her in labor this morning. She has since given birth to two pups in the last hour or so and seems like she is still in labor. I've done research, but as this being my first time having a litter, I'm still not completely confident on what to do. It's only been about an hour after the birth of the first pup but she's hasn't produced any milk yet. Is this normal? What can I do to help?

Thank you so much for all your help. I'm trying my best to do right by this girl.

by Ibrahim on 22 September 2010 - 21:09

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I am no expert and I don't know about milk producing but the bitch maybe needs liquids like chicken soup and maybe later when finished some soft meat or chicken. I hope some one with experience will answer you soon.

Ibrahim

by Rugers Guru on 22 September 2010 - 21:09

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First off..... THANK YOU!! For taking this little girl in. Secondly, put the pups on her and encourage nursing.... That will help. Third, make mom happy, and make sure she has plenty of fresh water, she may not want any food right now, but you can try when you are sure all pups have been borne, some chicken breast, boiled or sauteed with a little salt....  The salt will help her, and also make the chicken taste great. She should also be eating all of the afterbirth from babies, so she may not be hungry when she is done. GOOD LUCK, and keep us posted on progress.
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by micheleambernick on 22 September 2010 - 22:09

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1 cup of goats milk
1 teaspoon honey
1 teaspoon Flax seed oil

2 raw egg yolks this will work give it to her 2 times per day

by Rugers Guru on 22 September 2010 - 22:09

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1 cup of goats...... Milk..... Hehehehee

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by micheleambernick on 22 September 2010 - 22:09

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Forgot to tell you you can buy goats milk at Wal-Mart in the baking isle for $ 2.97. Good luck please up date us

by crhuerta on 23 September 2010 - 00:09

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Ok....I really can't understand the... moderator edit:...?  what's being advertised?...advice?, ingredients?
I don't understand whats being edited....would someone explain for me..?
Thanks,
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by Rugers Guru on 23 September 2010 - 00:09

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It was my signature link to my website, and it is being taken care of as we speak

by carleihar on 23 September 2010 - 02:09

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Well I think she's finally finished, with a total of 6 puppies (5 boys and a girl). The mother is producing some milk (if you squeeze pretty hard on her nipples, and only a few drops). I gave her a meal of egg whites/goat milk, and she also ate a mixture of puppy food + a goat milk/yogurt recipe I found online. I'll keep you updated tomorrow!

by micheleambernick on 23 September 2010 - 02:09

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Congrats on the new pups!!!!! Once the pups keep suckling the milk will really come in,within the next 24 hours. You must be exhausted. Get some rest , Please keep us updated and some pictures :)

by carleihar on 24 September 2010 - 05:09

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Mom and pups are doing good. Another boy popped out right after my last post. That makes it 6 boys and one girl! The little girl is awefully tiny, but she's suckling well and sleeping a lot (twitches in her sleep). I still can't get a lot of milk from the mom when I squeeze her nipples, but all the puppies are sleeping well so they must be getting what they need. Maybe I'm just not doing it right.

Mom has had some really bad bouts of diarrea. What should I do to help? We're able to get her outside for a few minutes to pee, but she's so concerned about her pups that she won't poop. Which means its all over my house. When will she be comfortable leaving the pups alone for a few minutes?

Here's a picture!

by micheleambernick on 24 September 2010 - 05:09

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after eating the placentas it is normal for the mother to get diarrhea,I would recommend a diet if chicken and rice for a few days and very small amounts of kibble and plenty of water. Also honey is very good for milk production a teaspoon added twice a day. She sounds like a very  attentive mother and it is very normal for to not want to leave her pups

by micheleambernick on 24 September 2010 - 05:09

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The pups are adorable and so is mom. She had a big litter

by micheleambernick on 24 September 2010 - 07:09

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By looking at the picture,she looks like she is producing milk,her teats look full 

by Nans gsd on 24 September 2010 - 16:09

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A couple tablespoons of pumpkin for mama dog will help with the runs;  make sure it is just plain pumpkin in the can;  nothing with any sugar or spices.  Just plain pumpkin from a bowl that she can just lap up she will love it and it is loaded with vitamins for her also.  I had to find my canned pumpkin at Henry's market which is a farmers market as Libby's etc supposedly has a pumpkin shortage??  Go figure.  The mama dog is darling with her puppies;  she will relax soon and go out to take care of business and then want right back in.  Good luck  and would love to see more pixtures.  Nan

PS you can give the pumpkin 2-4 times per day about 2 tablespoons each time until after the runs stop. 

by delsasmum on 25 September 2010 - 13:09

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What a lucky girl to have you!!The family look very well,Good luck. More pics please!!!!

by carleihar on 25 September 2010 - 18:09

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More pictures for you all! Mom and pups are doing great! Mom still has diarrea but we're working on it. She's much less reluctant to go out, which is good. Now that she's not pregnant I can see that she's pretty thin. I've been feeding her small amounts about three times a day. Pups are gaining about an ounce a day and sleeping well. Since we're big Houston Texans fans we named them all after players. Any guesses on what the dad is or what they may turn out to be?




Andre (in green) is such a mama's boy! Poor little Andie (in pink) looks smushed!




by micheleambernick on 26 September 2010 - 00:09

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They are so cute. The weight gain in the puppies is good. They are so young and mom is a mix so it is hard to tell what dad is. once they open their eyes we can guess what dad is. Glad you are such a good caring person to help a stray. God bless 

by delsasmum on 26 September 2010 - 12:09

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Wonderful,she looks so proud and content,you must be a wonderful person too,to take her in.Lovely pics.

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