German Shepherd Dog > Fatty #2 is giving birth! (41 replies)
by dadams1 on 16 March 2010 - 14:42
|He's hanging in there!. The vet checked him out yesterday and said he looks OK, heartbeat and lungs sound good, no discernible problems, he's just a little fellow. He weighed in after 24 hours at a meager 291 grams, but he's been feeding just fine with a little help keeping the others out of his way, so we'll see how his weight comes in today. |
Here he is just a few minutes ago getting a little alone time at the cafeteria...
by GSDtravels on 16 March 2010 - 14:49
|What a cutie...I like Mom keeping that close eye on him. We have something in common, I'm a runt too!|
by VomMarischal on 16 March 2010 - 15:02
|AAAAWWWW! How cute is that?|
You're funny, GSDtravels!
by Jenni78 on 16 March 2010 - 16:10
|Capri had one giant pup (2, really, but one was HUGE) and 6 normal ones and one tiny one; I really think it had to do w/the way they were inside the horns. There were clearly 2 on the xray in one horn, then a whole slew of them in the other horn. The first two were huge, the rest were all normal, and the one little one was, well, little. Healthy but small. Never needed any special attention and is right smack in the middle, size-wise, currently (9mos). The little guy might be just fine! Hope so.|
by dadams1 on 17 March 2010 - 16:16
|Well I'm sorry to say that the little guy didn't make it through last night. We're all very sad to see him go.|
On a positive note, the other 3 males & female are doing great, having gained an average of 75 grams in a day. The tubby little guy 2nd from the left actually came up 95 whole grams in 24 hours, so he's clearly got the nursing thing down!
by GSDXephyr on 17 March 2010 - 16:42
|Your female looks really content in that picture. Sorry on the loss of the little guy. |
by shepherdmom on 17 March 2010 - 16:44
|Sorry you lost the little guy, very sad. The others look great!|
by GSDtravels on 17 March 2010 - 17:07
|Aw, what a shame! I thought he was doing well and had high hopes for the little one. I'm really sorry, RIP little runt.|
I do have one tiny question and please, don't take it the wrong way, no flaming intended...all of the pics posted since birth, they are on a hard surface. Is there a reason you have no bedding provided, or some other soft surface? You may well have reasons so, like I said, not to start a bashing, just a question.
by dadams1 on 17 March 2010 - 17:38
|No worries, I actually do have a sheepskin type cover on the 2'x2' heating pad (it's visible in the first picture of the 2 newborn pups), I just take it out for cleaning regularly so it was coincidence that it's not pictured when these photos were taken. |
They do like lying on it, and since it straps securely to the pad they can't get underneath it. I'm really cautious about not having anything they can get tangled up in, or something they could squirm underneath and accidentally get crushed by the dam.
They're plenty comfortable, and thanks for inquiring!
by DebiSue on 17 March 2010 - 17:47
|Sorry to hear about the little guy. I was pulling for him. Looks like everyone else is doing great. Congrats!|
by VomMarischal on 17 March 2010 - 17:47
|Poor little tyke...well, it seems like that happens in so many litters...it did in my last one. Nature is a cruel one, but hopefully for a reason. Everybody else looks like a million bucks!|
by GSDtravels on 17 March 2010 - 17:49
|Thank you for answering without getting mad. So many times a question is asked here and it just stirs up garbage. Nice to have an intelligent answer and no screaming! My condolences on the little one but I'm glad the rest are doing will and fattening up.|
by dadams1 on 30 March 2010 - 20:59
|Just thought I'd post updated photos of Carmen's litter, they're at day 16 today and getting very mobile!|
First are the 3 males...Arthur, Aslan & Aragorn vom Haus Adams - and finally our lone little girl, Arya.
by VomMarischal on 30 March 2010 - 21:22
|Oh, how beautiful is THAT! Nice job!!!|
by GSDtravels on 30 March 2010 - 21:30
|Oh, how precious! Thanks for the update!|
by oso on 31 March 2010 - 00:49
|The puppies look beautiful, and I had to smile at your choice of names, we also had Aslan and Aragorn on our first A litter, as well as Arwen (who we kept and is still with us). |
by DebiSue on 31 March 2010 - 01:39
|Awwwww so cute! Thanks for sharing.|
by dadams1 on 05 April 2010 - 23:57
|3 Weeks old now, and full of teeth!|
They're getting very energetic and active, and starting to put those new teeth to good use. Carmen's big ears make a great chew target apparently!
Here's the little girl Arya, followed by Arthur:
by dadams1 on 05 April 2010 - 23:59
|And here's Aslan & Aragorn (Have to agree Oso, I loved the idea of "King" names for the boys!):|
by Kalibeck on 06 April 2010 - 00:08
|Oh they are so adorable! Good job with those pups! They are precious! Are they all spoken for? And a pedigree? Congratulations!! jackie harris|