Breeding my chihuahuas (help!!)

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  1. mninh0076

    mninh0076 New Member

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    they are normally spread out so i guess that means they are too hot, im cooling down the room we are in a bit each day, i read online somewhere that pups had to be 80 degrees for their digestrive tract to work, is that not correct?

    i think they are getting dehydrated. when i press on her teats nothing comes out, but nothing ever has since she started with all of it. but i do see milk when i pull them off the teat so they must be getting some.

    is goats milk a viable option or should i go bck to puppy formula esbilac??

    fajita wont eat today, and she wont drink. this whole puppy stuff is so difficult. im never doing this again its too stressful. but i really love the puppies so i want them to live on and i'm keeping the runt and giving the toher to my cousin.

    mm so i need to know is goat milk equivalent because it seems to give fajita diahrea, but she wont drink regular water she will only drink milk water, also how to encourage her to eat?
     
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    the first week or so the pups cannot control their body temp, so a heat lamp or something over the welping box(not too near the pups) should keep them warm enough, if you hang it to one side then if the pups get too warm they can move away a little.If mother is not producing enough milk then you need to get them onto a puppy formula, goats milk is fine as a drink IMO but not as a food, try mum on some scrambled eggs or a tin of pilchards drained of sunflower oil, or cooked chicken breast (without any bones)she can also have puppy formula to give her some strength, you need to get on top of the not feeding properly, they are small dogs to start off with, but still need nurishment, phone your vets for some advice,

    Mo
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    i think they are getting dehydrated. when i press on her teats nothing comes out, but nothing ever has since she started with all of it. but i do see milk when i pull them off the teat so they must be getting some quote

    can I ask why you are pulling them off the teats?
     
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    good advice on all that thanks. ive got a lamp over them now, and i got fajita to eat a little bit of egg. I move them onto different teats if theyre sucking on the same one over and over. we had a problem in the begining where they werent touching her teats furthest her head and they became very sore for her. the vet told us to do this...
     
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    and ive been trying to be on top of things, esp feeding. ive used both milk replacer and goat milk. i try to rotate every other feeding between me and fajita so that she can save some milk. she isnt producing it like she first was.

    ive been feeding her puppy food 2x a day and giving her a mixture of chicken broth goats milk/or milk replacer and water as a drink. but like i said she randomly lost her apetite. it seems to be improving now though.
     
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    a bitch like humans if she is producing milk will produce to demand so the less demand she has the less milk she will produce, so obviously with you feeding alternatly in this way she will only produce enough for these feeds. you will probably find that the teats further down hyr stomach will produce more milk than the ones at the top of her chest. glad to hear she has now picked up her eating, hope it all works out ok.

    Mo
     
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    Agree !! It's supply and demand ! With only two , I'd stick to the hind tits .
     
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    How's mum and pups?

    Mo
     
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    It sounds as if Fajita may be experiencing mastitis. This is something a veterinarian would have to see.

    YodelDogs
     
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    I think if you want to breed your dog tht is your business. It doesn't have to include papers to be loved. Every dog no matter whether pure bred or mutt needs love and attention. It doesn't take a champion pure bred dog to be a good mother to her babies. All in all i think that everyone is entitled to their own opinion but also if you cannot house a dog and her pups then you shouldn't breed them. But if you are confident that they will be provided for in every way after they leave their mother then i say go for it..:D
     
  10. Ahhh, Sis, this thread is OLD as hell!

    Everyone, let's try not to dig up old dirt please :)
     
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    ^^^ Agree !!
     
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    Teee heeee
     
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    I just read this thread from start to finish and I feel like I went on a journey. I wonder what ever happened to the puppies?
     

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