Thursday, January 22, 2009

Puppies are thriving

Not much new to report today. Puppies are thriving, and move around the whelping box quite a bit. To help them have a good traction while they crawl, I try to provide the bedding, at least for a part of the whelping box, that is easy to wash but has a coarse woven surface.

Emma continues to spend all her time in the whelping box with puppies. She keeps the pups very clean. She has quite a bit of discharge so I change the bedding at least twice a day. C-sectioned bitches have much more discharge than bitches of puppies whelped naturally.

Emma has a very good appetite but I have to be careful not to overfeed her. She is fed "raw diet" (a chicken mix we buy from Oma's Pride, chicken wings, turkey necks, cottage cheese) and some dry food.

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