OMG.....what to do???

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  1. Mach1girl

    Mach1girl New Member

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    I come home these last few days and Dixie refuses to go back w/ the puppies to nurse, but MAYBE two more times each evening. I get home at 3pm. Unless I make her, she will not! She is red and raw, and even spots of blood in some areas(small)I keep trimming nails, smoothing edges, etc, but these last couple of days, I got really confused.......................................................................................................................................................They have teeth! What do I do?????Isnt it too early for weaning?????
     
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    All I can say is try bottle feeding and call the vet.
     
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    Check those nails again !!! Isn't she with the pups full time ?? They need to nurse more often .... supply and demand.
     
  4. Mach1girl

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    She is with them 8 hours a day, when I get home she makes a run for it and I have to force her(Close her in) to feed again. Then about 11pm she goes back in for the night, comes out for an hour in the am again.

    The milk looks to be good, Her boobs are still huge, I can see when they are empty, and when they fill up.
    I am waiting for the vet to call back.

    The nails are not half as bad as the teeth. They have actual teeth, and are like needles, and they tug and pull, "pitbull" those nipples when nursing. They are not nice at it at all.

    Do I have mutant puppies???
     
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    Ugh poor girl. I hate to say that but I don't think you should ever breed her again if she acts that way :( Keep us posted on what the vet says.
     
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    The vet has said to buy a quality canned puppy food. Mix it with the milk supplement that I have and offer it to them. Offer it JUST BEFORE putting Dixie in with them, this way they MAY(hopefully)start on the food, but still have available Dixies milk. But if they eat some of the food, they will not be so aggressive and hungry at nursing time, and will be easier on Dixie, and not as demanding. All the while, still getting some of Dixies milk.
    They said dry food is too advanced at this stage, beven mixed and soaked, I have always hated canned food, it always gave my dogs the runs, but they are young.

    No more breeding, not for a few more years at least!!Man.........
     
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    My first puppy food was kibble which I ground up in a blender and mixed with water. But they were much older than your pups. I'd personally forget about breeding her again ....
     
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    my pups yank and pull on mom also. I watch her and say to myself..ow,and I complain about MY 5 month old! She is a seasoned pro, so she doesnt seemto mind to much. she is not raw though...
     
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    Shep... Motherhood really didn't kick in with Dixie.....
     
  10. Mach1girl

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    Hey, I ground up kibble and warm water tonite as the canned gave them the runs!!! They seemed to like it better, eating easier, and so far so good.

    Ill let ya know. They are still nursing as well.
     
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    Good for you !!! Sure worked with me !!! Started with " mush " and every week ground less .....by the time they went home it was almost 1/2 and 1/2 and I always sent home a weeks supply of their food.
     
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    Mach... how old are they now ??? At 7 weeks I added a bit of cottage cheese and hard boiled egg chopped. How many have homes ??
     
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    3 and 1/2 weeks old. They have all their teeth. I noticed some wasnt ground good enough, a few chunks were in there and the pups tried, but spit them out.

    It was too thick, and one started choking alittle, but she got a nipple and got over it! I have to water it down some more next time.

    They have been asleep for awhile, they were outside for the first time tonite. Werent too happy, but tired them out w/ the full belly and all!

    Thnx, let ya know!
     
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    I didn't add mush until my pups were older.
     
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    I started mine on kibble soaked in lactol, when they were 4 weeks, I made it very soupy at first, before the kibble I let them learn how to lap by giving them a little lactol 3 times a day for abotu 4 days untill they had got the hang of things, then went on to the soaked kibble some kibbles take over night to soak and others take hours, be very carefull that its lump free
     
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    I don't know much about this kind of thing but
    I know that some times the mother will reject the puppies if the puppies smell
    other then her sent. This sometime comes from too much handling, or if you where cleaning around the puppies the sent of the cleaner got to puppies.
    I hope things get better:)
     
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    L'il .... this was an old thread and the pups are now on solid food and on their way soon. Thanks for your in put though !! Glad you're trying to catch up !
     

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